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Thanks ticklebug74 I found that when I layed my DD on her stomach while I comforted her she would eventually go to sleep but as soon as I turned her over on her back to go in the moses basket she would wake up and start screaming again. If this baby is similar the elevated matress will be worth a try. She is still quite windy now at age 3. So maybe it was some kind of reflux or colic. I just don't think I could cope with all that cleaning up post c -section. My other half will have 2 weeks off but then I will be on my own as he works nights.
That sounds distressing for you both and hard work. I have bf 3 children and neither of them were sick like this. Does sound like reflux. Mind you there were still nights of very little sleep but don't assume your next child will be the same. They are all so very different. I have always elevated my dc Moses baskets and cots for the first year, they just never seemed to like lying down flat. Good luck with dc2.
I could not find the right category to post this question so I have posted it here as it seems the most relevant section.
I had DD 3 years ago and breastfed for 9 months. For the first 6 weeks she was awake from 8pm until 4am every night and just screamed! I would feed her, she would do a huge vomit where basically everything just came back up, I would lay her somewhere screaming while I cleaned up all the sick, then go back and try and comfort her but she would just keep screaming. So I would feed her, she would be sick again, I would clean up again etc. until approx 4am in the morning when she would zonk out. In the day she fed like a dream and was hardly ever sick. She was my first experience of a baby and so I just assumed this was normal. But a few of my friends have had babies now, and they do not do this (although all are formula fed).
What can I do differently this time? I can't cope with 2 hours sleep a night for 6 weeks with a 3 year old to look after as well, and don't want to be stripping beds etc every night full of sick as I am having a c - section this time. Was my DD normal for a breastfed baby? Or did she have some kind of reflux (only just heard about reflux) or was she over feeding? She did not have a dummy would this of helped her to settle?