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  • Maddie Maughan

    May 15, 2024 at 6:16 am

    Hi Emma,

    Again, trying not to get too excited but we had some great nights with stretches of up to four hours so I was feeling a bit more human!

    Last night wasn’t brilliant. We’re having some problems getting her to take a full feed so she had a couple of false starts and then I ended up feeding her to sleep and then she was up every 90mins-2hours likely because she still hadn’t taken a full feed. Tonight’s bedtime was a nightmare and I had to stop the routine about five times because she kept realising she was still hungry! I then tried really hard to keep her awake during her last feed with lights on and white noise off, and even moved her around a bit before putting her in her cot, but she was pretty much gone, so who knows for tonight! I’m thinking we might start trying to feed her before the bedtime routine and then do a bit more at the end as usual just to make sure she’s filling up.

    Prior to all of that I was able to leave the room and only had to go back in and work up the pyramid once before last night and tonight. And the sides are still up on her next to me cot and it’s definitely helping me with not reacting so quickly to any of her movements overnight.

    I’m wondering if you have any information about how menstrual cycle can affect babies sleep? I’m pretty certain that the peak of our troubles have been around the time I’m pre-menstrual, and I am at the minute so wondering if there’s something in it that’s contributing!