Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me About Dream Feeding?

OMG! It rocks! Who knew you could feed a baby while they were asleep! A coworker told me about it last week. Day care wears her out, so she’s been going to sleep earlier. YAY! She was so tired on Friday, that she was sound asleep when I got her home (around 6:15). By 9pm by boobs were quite full, but she was still out cold. I gently put my nipple to her mouth and lo and behold, she started to suck. She fed pretty well, and then I was able to swaddle her and put her down without waking her. Weekends she doesn’t conk out so early, because I like to sleep in if she’ll let me. But last night we did it again. She fell asleep nursing around 8pm. A little after 11, when I was ready to go to bed, I first swaddled her this time (no wakey!), then gave her the boob. Totally efficient sleep nursing! Then mommy got to sleep until 3:30!!! A little side lying nursing and she was out again. She slept through the alarm, I was able to take a shower, then she woke up smiling. My sunshine!

17 comments:

Angelwingsbaby said...

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Aunt Becky said...

Dream feeding is THE BEST. Loves that.

MFA Mama said...

Ohhh LOOK at her red hair!

Kristin said...

Oh man do I wish my kids would have done that. Now I'm jealous.

existere said...

She is beyond gorgeous! I could scoop her right up. Dreamfeeding IS a kind invention of mother nature. We do it every night for our twins' fourth and final feed of the day!

Baby Smiling In Back Seat said...

S is getting more and more beautiful!

Glad you figured out something new to make life easier.

Magpie said...

Yes! And that side lying thing is awesome too.

Heather said...

I'm enjoying the side lying thing, too! Dream feeding...sure does explain how my little one manages to nurse that much longer even when she seems to be completely conked out! I figured she was only *half* asleep, but now I stand corrected! :) Gotta love the way Mother Nature figures these things out for us!
Baby S is absolutely *gorgeous*!! Love the red hair!

Billy said...

She is so gorgeous!
And feeding while she's sleeping - wow!

Brenda said...

I remember reading in a book after the boys were born that the author didn't recommend dream feeding. I had to Goo.gle it to figure out what she was talking about. Then I totally did it.....and LOVED it! Dream feeding, why were you kept from me for all those months????

Bella said...

Awesome! She's so cute!

AshPash said...

What a breathtaking baby girl! Many congratulations!

battynurse said...

Sounds awesome. And she is beautiful.

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AnotherMichelle said...

Hey you-- it's been awhile since I checked your blog. Thanks ever so much for your post on Feb. 8th-- it was so nice to read as well as read the comments of folks I didn't even know wishing me well. Also nice to see the little one in the Valentine's picture with the onesy I got her. Much love-- talk to you soon

decemberbaby said...

Woo hoo! Anything that gets you more sleep gets an A+ in my books.

She's so gorgeous. It makes me happy every time I open your blog.

giggleblue said...

dream feeding is awesome! i got the best sleep of my life when GP learned how to nurse in the side lying position (one month old) and we co-slept.