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Old 04-29-2011, 09:23 AM   #11
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Re: DH wants to start a nightly bottle...but I don't...(long vent)

thanks for the tips and suggestions. Yeah, the main issue is I don't want to give a bottle period...formula or BM. I must say, last night was SOOOO tempting though. Lately, DS has this horrible grunting, fidgety, fitful, restless time of "sleep" in the wee hours of 4-5am or so. I cannot sleep, he will nurse some, but is on and off, on and off. By the end of the day I am WIPED as I never get a chance to nap. DS has his fussy time of cluster feeding and needing to nurse nonstop until about 10-10:30pm. I was falling asleep sitting up last night at 9:30 trying to nurse him. I was so tired that the bottle thought popped up in my mind.

I think DH as bonded, I think he said that in a moment of frustration. Anyway, thanks again for the tips! DS did an almost 3 hour stretch last night, so we are moving in the right direction! I would much rather him do 2-3 hour stretches and go back to sleep than do one longer stretch and then do that grunting stuff!

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Old 04-29-2011, 11:48 PM   #12
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Re: DH wants to start a nightly bottle...but I don't...(long vent)

I see that some others have recommended that dad to baths, which is what I was going to say too! My dh fills up the big tub and gets in with dd so that they can have that important skin-to-skin time, and they both love it. It works out well, since I can't bathe with her because the sight of bare boobies is too much for her! Anyway, I totally understand about not wanting to give a bottle, too. My dd would never take one, and we made it through. It won't be that much longer before your baby can have some solids or maybe pumped milk in a sippy cup if you want, too. Good luck with the sleep! I'm always so jealous of people whose babies sleep so well so early!
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:06 PM   #13
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Re: DH wants to start a nightly bottle...but I don't...(long vent)

I'd say stick to your guns on the bottle thing. You know what will happen if you don't, and it sounds like you don't want that. Trust your instincts about what's best for your little guy.

Also, I call BS on the wanting to give you "freedom" thing if he won't change diapers.
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