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loganberry12 Sat 24-Oct-09 19:29:36

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?

iwantitnow Sat 24-Oct-09 20:26:38

You are doing nothing wrong. My DS was like this at 9 weeks he started doing longer stretches with me changing nothing, although still BF and doesn't sleep through yet at 7 months. Sounds like a growth spurt, 6 weeks is a common age.

HumphreyCobbler Sat 24-Oct-09 20:35:23

It is so hard. You aren't doing anything wrong, babies are often like this - my dd certainly was.

Have you any help during the day? Dh used to take her out after a feed and stay away for as long as he could, bring her back when she needed a feed and then take her off again (only on a Saturday or Sunday though), and this helped me to sleep in the day time and catch up a bit.

I would try cranial osteopathy is case there is any discomfort - it is worth a go anyway.

SleepyAnnaB Sat 24-Oct-09 21:12:03

Oh...she is only 6 weeks old. These little bubbas take so long to sort themselves out. I'd say the first 12 weeks (?) you should go with the flow. It is sooooo tiring though and ANY help you can get in the day so you can have some sleep will help. Both mine didnt sort themselves out for a good few months..esp my first.

joannaspanner74 Sat 24-Oct-09 21:16:03

i would try the cranial osteopathy too. we did it with ds. no way of knowing if it made a diff or he just turned a corner, but it almost makes you feel better knowing you are doing something. also try massage if you think wind is the problem.

loganberry12 Sat 07-Nov-09 13:56:14

just a quick up date my baby is now 8 weeks old and has been sleeping 8 hours at night for a week now so things sorted them selfs out im so pleased

melonian Sat 07-Nov-09 15:10:25

Glad things have improved for you loganberry, you've given me hope for my 3 week DD who sounds a bit like yours. Hope you carry on getting good sleep envy grin

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