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LittleJack15 Mon 29-Apr-13 17:17:18

I know I keep putting similar posts on here.
But is it right that my 6 week old is still constant on the breast? He doesn't let me hardly sleep. But he's happy to sleep on me, but as soon as I put him in his Moses basket he starts crying and want more milk. Last night I had two hours sleep and trying to get some sleep today and it's not happening! I just want him to let me have some sleep. hmm
I know I keep asking this but should he be like this? Because some people are telling me he shouldn't. Last night he was feeding for three hours constant. Just now he had a gd feed fell asleep so I put him in his Moses basket, rocked him for 20 minutes then got into bed. 5 minutes later he was awake and finally started crying. He had milk for about 5 minutes and has now fallen a sleep on me.
Is this right?

NoWayPedro Mon 29-Apr-13 17:28:20

I would say that's about right, lots of babies does this so don't panic yet smile. People have probably suggested this already but get a sling and co-sleep/feed lying down. You could also try to heat the basket up first and put blankets down the side for a sort of swaddle.

LittleJack15 Mon 29-Apr-13 17:49:11

I don't think I feel comfortable enough to do co-sleep and was feeding lying down but have got so tired I'm worried I'll nod off.
Thank you for responding.

Jsa1980 Mon 29-Apr-13 17:57:47

My week only was doing the same found if I put him in the cosy toes from the pram in the Moses basket he would settle loads better.

PinglePongle Mon 29-Apr-13 18:25:06

I night feed my baby in her sleeping bag so that when she goes back down she's still feeling cosy - not sure if that will help?

Have you thought about trying a dummy?

LittleJack15 Mon 29-Apr-13 18:47:05

Didn't really want him to have a dummy.
I try wrapping him up in his blankets nice and tight. Could try putting a hot water bottle on his basket before he goes in so it's nice and warm for him.
Glad to hear it normal for now because was getting worried I was creating a problem.

LittleJack15 Wed 01-May-13 09:27:41

Little one is still puzzling me, at night when I finally have got him to sleep he wakes up ever 2-3 hours. But when awake doesn't really feed just fusses. Then will finally sleep on me. And this morning he was really fussing and hurting my nipples so I put him in his bouncy chair for a little bit. Then rubbed his belly and gave him some infacol, he had milk for 6 mins then fell asleep!! And waking up now!!

MoreSnowPlease Wed 01-May-13 10:48:20

Has he been checked for tongue tie much? My DS did this he was constantly on me, don't think I had a break of more than 20 minutes for the first 4 months. He had posterior tongue tie which was very hard to pick up and was checked by about 10 professionals before a specialist found it. He couldn't effectively get milk out so he needed to feed constantly.

Have a look at this link and give them a call if you think anything fits:

LittleJack15 Wed 01-May-13 12:08:06

Thanx for link. Had a look and he gets colic a lot, dibbles and does snore. But not sure he's got it though because he doesn't do it all the time and he has put on loads of weight. He went from being 8.2 when born, to last time weighed at six weeks 10.7?

mrsmartin1984 Wed 01-May-13 12:28:30

I got a fisher price cruisin motion soother. It is a chair which rocks and shakes like a car. My Little one wouldn't go to in a normal chair butis content the soother.

I used to have a problem with co sleeping but now I am a convert. It makes the night feeds so much easier. I wake up when she stirs not when she cries. And if I am really tried I can latch her on an go straight back to sleep. Think about it, it's really natural and we are the only culture in the world that advises against it

LittleJack15 Wed 01-May-13 13:52:16

I think i would worry to much about co-sleeping, but thank you. The one strange thing is now he's feeding great. But still won't go to sleep in Moses basket. But happy to sleep on me. So don't really understand him.
Having my little chap has changed me so much. I don't really understand myself at the moe! I was a mellow worry free person. I never use to worry about anything. But now I'm a worry freak who snaps at people if they say the wrong thing and cries at tiny things. I even worry if some one touches something about the germs for little one!!! That's not me because how can you stop germs on people and things!! Sorry going on a bit here. I'm really hoping I go back to normal and little one settles down to a routine, he's seven weeks on Friday.

LittleJack15 Wed 01-May-13 13:55:30

One thing is though I know I've had lack of sleep and have moaned a lot on here. but I am a very luck lady to have such a beautiful little son.

LittleJack15 Wed 01-May-13 19:12:35

My little one is 7 weeks Friday and at night I rock him for 20 mins to get him to sleep. Should I be putting him down and letting him self settle. So he can get into a routine or is he best doing the 20 min rock?

misslaughalot Wed 01-May-13 19:24:03

My DD is 22 weeks today and she only began self settling in the last 4 weeks. Before that she was either fed or rocked to sleep (either in our arms or her swinging chair). Now we're in a daily routine and she has every nap in her cot, and self settles (with the help of white noise and a dummy).

I'd say do whatever works for you. At 10 weeks I didn't think things would be easy to change, but 3 months further on here we are!

still not getting much sleep at night but hoping that will change soon

Meringue33 Wed 01-May-13 19:24:55

Hi Little I totally understand, I am also an anxious mess around my gorgeous LO (four months next week). I don't think you have to worry about self settling yet, but sometimes you could try putting him down when just drowsy and see if he nods off. He might surprise you. If he cries, just pick him up and rock him again.

LittleJack15 Wed 01-May-13 19:44:13

Thank you.

LittleJack15 Sun 12-May-13 08:18:41

I'm jumping for joy this morning, my little one slept for 4.30 hours together last night!!! Then another two!!! I feel wonderful this morning. Might be a bit naughty this morning though, I'm letting him sleep on me?

GirlOutNumbered Sun 12-May-13 08:35:22

If you are happy to let him sleep on you, why not?
For me I couldn't do it. I was worried that I would fall asleep too, so I just kept putting him back down until he settled. My first didn't like a Moses basket, but was happy to sleep in his cot. Maybe he doesn't like the basket.

LittleJack15 Sun 12-May-13 09:53:04

Few of my friends said their little ones didn't like the Moses basket. Think I might change to his cot next week. See how he gets on with it.
Everyone keeps telling me that I shouldn't let him sleep on me.

GirlOutNumbered Sun 12-May-13 19:59:19

He's your baby, you get to do as you please!

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