advice needed breastfeeding to sleep

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claggles02 Sun 07-Oct-12 11:41:24

Hi all, I need some advice please as am really confused and dont know what to do next. My son is 12 weeks and have got into the habit of feeding him to sleep to the point where he now relies on it for naps and bedtime, it was not intentional as was just going with the flow with him and didnt follow a routine :/

The problem is now he is unable to sleep without it unless in the car or out for walks. He is also quite a gassy baby so by not getting properly burped his sleep is affected. I have a problem with oversupply and am still dealing with it which doesnt help his gas situation, I have also been off dairy for a while as he gets green poo sometimes with flecks of blood, he also still has bowel movements after every feed. Am wondering if because he relies on being fed to sleep he is being overfed (big baby) and is causing the green poo etc... but didnt think that could cause blood?

Also for the last 2 weeks he has been crying hysterically in the evenings even after having great naps all day- generally he is awake for max 1 hr 15 mins during day. We have a bedtime routine and aim for bed by 7pm each night. It can take hours to calm him and usually only a bath to make him stop crying then he fights my boob until falling asleep around 10 then its another hour or so until I can get him to sleep in his cot- he needs to be in a very deep sleep before I can transfer him, this is something which I didnt have to do before as could lay him down when in a light sleep. Also now he is waking every 1.5-2 hours and again having to be in a deep sleep before going into his cot, he used to sleep around 7 hours from 10pm a few weeks ago.

Please if you have any advice I would be grateful, I know there is a lot there ps my doctor says he is healthy (ears checked etc) and am to continue dairy free. We are both so tired and am really struggling to find out whats wrong with him. thanks

mawbroon Wed 10-Oct-12 14:15:53

Claggles, when I read your OP, I immediately thought "tongue tie" and see on a later post you said he had it revised at 8 weeks.

The gut/sleep/gas problems you write about are really common in tt babies. Come and get some expert advice from the tongue tied babies support group on Facebook. Just having it snipped isn't usually enough.

claggles02 Wed 10-Oct-12 15:53:15

Thanks for all the great advice and will check out the groups. In answer to other questions yes dr still stool test previously but was negative so looks like food allergy. Am currently in asia due to husbands work and limited help available where we are but am in contact now with a great lactation consultant via Skype so hope to get things improved soon, also contacting dietitians etc to help with elimination diet. Fingers crossed we see improvements soon!

claggles02 Thu 11-Oct-12 10:13:00

mawbroon, could you please send me the link for the fb group as cant find it when searching, many thanks

cloudhands Thu 11-Oct-12 10:54:49

sorry about lack of link!
here's the webpage.
http://www.handinhandparenting.org/news/49/64/Helping-Young-Children-Sleep

mawbroon Thu 11-Oct-12 12:12:16

here don't know if the link will work. It is a closed group but if you request to join then the admins will add you on. They are usually quite quick I think.

If the link doesn' work then search under Tongue Tie Babies Support Group

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