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Night terrors at 2 months.... help!!!

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Sofie565 Thu 02-Jun-16 09:22:58

Hello there

I have recently been diagnosed with PND. After having an episiotomy and struggling I started supplementing breastfeeding so the little one had some colic.

Now he's crying a lot in his sleep and sometimes screaming. His eyes are shut and he'll go back to looking peaceful after a minute. He sleeps in moses basket next to my side of the bed.

It's happening a lot though. Any suggestions to try help him?

Sofie565 Thu 02-Jun-16 09:23:45

*supplementing with formula

SmallLegsOrSmallEggs Thu 02-Jun-16 09:26:12

Is it colic? Or reflux? At that age it is almost bound to be physical discomfort rather than nightmares.

FATEdestiny Thu 02-Jun-16 17:08:17

Dummies can often give a lot of comfort for babies who have colic or reflux. The sucking reflex is naturally soothing.

Also feed often.

Sofie565 Thu 02-Jun-16 22:41:46

I think it may just be reflux. He's a bit on and off with poos as well at the moment. If he can't go (like tonight) he will be uncomfortable and not sleep for a while.

My partner is against dummy's. However I'll be reading up on it. Would anyone recommend a certain type? I believe I got a MAM one somewhere. He's been trying to suck his thumb a lot.

Have increased his feeds today as well

FATEdestiny Thu 02-Jun-16 23:22:16

Very few first time parents go into parenthood thinking "Ah yes, I hope to give my baby a dummy". The realities of having a baby, just like the reality of childbirth, are often very different to what you expected.

Dummies tap into a baby's natural and normal instinct to gain comfort by suckling. They are used by millions for good reason - the simplest and gentlest no crying sleep solution.

My children have preferred the cherry teat dummies, but every child is different. I have heard lots of others recommend MAM dummies.

You may need to hold the dummy in place to calm a newborn, they don't have strong sucks or jaw muscles, compared to older babies.

SmallLegsOrSmallEggs Fri 03-Jun-16 17:07:45

Dummies are also good for reflux ime.

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