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4.5 month old waking half hourly, screaming bloody murder

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nyldn Thu 01-Jan-15 22:35:25

Our 4.5 month old has, in the past 2 weeks, begun waking with a screaming fit every 30 min or less from 8pm until 1-2 am. he'll then sleep until 5-6. if I want him to sleep longer, I have to bring him into bed with us. I'd prefer not to do this.

We swaddle and need to bounce him back to sleep on a yoga ball.

He has never been able to self soothe or fall asleep on his own.

He most definitely had colic and I believe has silent reflux as well. Je had a tongue tie corrected at 3 weeks and breastfeeding has been established but bc of the reflux and colic, it's never been a comfort to him. he arches and screams if offered the breast when not hungry.

please help! we don't even know where to start! I know we've created bad habits with the bouncing to sleep, but we were just trying to survive the colic.

LetThereBeCupcakes Thu 01-Jan-15 22:39:55

He sounds very much like my DS was. Have you been given medication for the reflux? We had to really push for it but once we got it things improved quite a bit. It turned out to be CMPI so once we took him off dairy he miraculously began sleeping. Have you been to the GP?

ChristmasHiccups Thu 01-Jan-15 22:42:25

Sounds like our experience of CMPI. Took a while for the reaction to really ramp up. Try cutting out dairy and soya for a couple if weeks - although we saw an improvement within 3 days smile

LetThereBeCupcakes Thu 01-Jan-15 22:43:44

Also, I really wouldn't worry about creating habits at the moment. He's just a baby and you need to be able to function! I really do know how you feel.

lollygagger Thu 01-Jan-15 22:51:35

This sounds similar to our little nightmare up until ds was 3 months. GP sent us to hospital after I had been awake for 24hrs with him not sleeping more than 30 min at a time. Lo and behold, silent reflux. Dr gave us ranitidine and baby gaviscon and it was life changing. Within the week we had a new baby. I started to get my life back as I slept for more than 2 hrs for the first time since he was born.
I would go back to gp or talk to your health visitor.

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