I write this feeling sleepy, my 7m old has kept me awake again with 3 feeds through the night. Ridiculous I hear you say. Clearly I'm failing as a mother, I'm doing it all wrong. Well it is weird.
No 1 - Jasmine, born in Beziers - ate like a sparrow, slept through the night from 3m old
No 2 - Izzy, born in Beziers, ate well, also slept through from 3m
No 3 - Maisy, born in Camden, eats well, won't sleep through, refuses to now take the bottle so I'm still bf her through the night. 3 times! Aaargh
Jasmine & Izzy were also in their own room by now (sharing) but Maisy is still in with us - we don't have another spare room in the London flat and I'm worried that if I put her in with the girls she'll wake them up & I'll have 3 of them awake at 11pm, 2am & 5am.
She's a very happy little baby, very content but she wakes up making noises and settles quickly when fed but I just wish she would go longer between night time feeds. She refuses to take the bottle (which is also a first - the other 2 took to mixed feeding no problems). I've tried Avent (which the others used), Tommee Tippee which is more natural shaped (think boob) and a cup. She just squirms, squeals and arches her back.
You imagine that with No 3 you know what you're doing, it should be easy - done it twice before - but then she changes the rules...it's a whole different game. I need some new tactics but I need some help - any ideas?