It’s been a bit of a mixed week on the feeding front. In some ways, the current phase feels a lot like the newborn phase with Sophie wanting to feed more often, cluster feeding in the evening and waking a couple of times overnight for a feed. A lot of parenting books tell me she shouldn’t feed overnight at this age and perhaps this is good advice but my instincts at the moment say this is a phase and to ride it. She eats plenty of solids during the day so I think it is more a comfort thing rather than a hunger thing, or perhaps she is having a growth spurt. Either way, aside for feeling more tired from lack of sleep (and the occasional bout of restless legs), I am enjoying the late night feeds and having a snuggly baby in my arms. There will come a time when these night-time snuggles will be no more – for now, I will enjoy.
It has helped also that the latest biting phase seems to have passed and feeding has become comfortable again. I definitely wasn’t enjoying it when those little teeth were too close for comfort!
I also had a lovely message from a mum to whom I donated my surplus breast milk to let me know that her baby is thriving and enjoying the milk. So lovely to know that all that milk is helping to nourish another beautiful baby rather than being wasted because Sophie only wants to take her milk directly from Mummy.
Linking in again with the lovely Zena at Zena’s Suitcase for Breastfeeding Diaries: