Baby sleep, help!!

(6 Posts)
wornoutnewmum Fri 29-Jul-16 10:02:00

Hoping for some advice as I am a new Mum. My baby is 6 weeks old, he was a 10lb3 and has gained too much weight and is now off the chart. He won't sleep lying down in his cot, we even got a sleepyhead and he settled a bit more in that for a few days but now we are back to square one. He won't even sleep on us!

The only place he will sleep is in his bouncer. He normally sleeps for an hour in the cot (if we can get him to nod off after a few hours of trying) then wakes up screaming. GP gave us gaviscon for silent reflux, but hasn't made much difference. Last night I was so exhausted I just let him sleep in his bouncer, he slept through for 6 hours! This has happened twice now but I feel like a terrible Mum. The GP told me not to stress about the bouncer but the Health Visitor was appalled! He is on infacol and gripe water to help for wind but I am at the end of my tether trying to get him to sleep in his cot! He won't even lie in his pram. Anyone have any advice please?

Heirhelp Fri 29-Jul-16 10:07:10

Go back to the GP and ask for Ranitidine for the reflux. It changed my baby over night. He is probably over feeding to comfort himself due to the reflux but at this age don't worry about weight. Get the reflux sorted and everything else will fall into place.

MadeForThis Fri 29-Jul-16 10:12:01

Try to tilt the mattress in the cot so it's at a bit of an angle. It might be the slope of the bouncer that's helping him sleep.
You can put books under the legs of the cot so the mattress is still safe.

No idea if it will work but worth a shot if you haven't tried it already.

Good luck

cherrypiemay16 Mon 01-Aug-16 09:54:10

Yep your baby definitely needs some ranitidine. They always try and fob you off with gaviscon but ranitidine is the only thing that'll actually work. I had to demand it from my doctor. Hopefully it'll help smile

kellyz2 Mon 01-Aug-16 10:31:41

Yeah. ask your GP for ranitidine, it will surely help. I heard about it from one of my friends. She had similar situation.

wornoutnewmum Tue 02-Aug-16 21:23:49

Well we went to the GP and they told me there is nothing else they can prescribe! They put him on a feeding schedule due to his weight. At a loss at what else to do! They gave me more gaviscon and told me to give two feeds of comfort milk aswell as breastmilk. At the end of my tether now!!

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