Recently, Shira started sleeping through the night. I didn't expect it at such an early age, and most certainly didn't push it. I think Shira's extended sleep might have something to do with the fact that usually, her poor tummy is bothering her throughout the evening, until she falls asleep absolutely exhausted. I tried all sorts of experiments with my diet, but so far, nothing helped.
I enjoy getting better sleep, of course, but the downside of it is that I wake up bursting with milk, and most often with milk already all over my pajamas and sheets. Shira, of course, is very hungry when she wakes, and I'm only too happy to feed her… and then, she immediately starts having symptoms of colic again!
Previously, she used to be very calm during most of the day, but now she's fussy nearly all day long. I think that perhaps she gets too much milk at once in the morning, when she drains my overflowing breasts.
I used to think that it's better not to wake her if she's sleeping, but now I'm not so sure. Perhaps it will be better for both of us if I wake her at least once at night and feed her, rather than wait until she wakes up on her own.
What do you, the more experienced nursing mommies, think?
Let me add that I just love, love, love nursing her. I really want it to work for us in the best way possible. Normally it's such a sweet time with my baby. Makes me hope I'll always have a little one to nurse for the next twenty years or so!