my baby is breast fed and 6 weeks old. She has never been a good sleeper at night usually wakes up at 2am and stays awake feeding and fussing till 6am. The last couple of nights have been worse last night she woke at midnight and didnt go back to sleep until 10am this morning . im so exhausted she wants to continually feed and when she does dose off is awake again as soon as i put her down, help i dont know what to do for the best am i doing something wrong?
1. sounds to me like she's got day and night mixed up. limit daytime naps by waking her gently when you think she's had too much. i think i let my two have no more than 1.5 hours at a time, certainly no more than 2.5 hours.
2. before you feed her, fill a hot water bottle with warm water and leave it in her cot. when you put her back to bed, remove it and she'll have warm sheets to sleep on. the cold sheets won't wake her up.