â¥âªMeganâ«â¥ - posted on 04/11/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
I've been having this problem pretty much since I had my daughter last month- she won't sleep longer than 2.5 hours and then she'll be up for four or more during the night. I mostly breast feed her and she doesn't like being swaddled. I know that at first she was trying to get my milk to come in by cluster feeding and breast fed babies don't sleep as long, but it's getting crazy. Now she won't even sleep by herself. All she'll do is fall asleep on my chest but when I try to move her either to her carrier or the crib she wakes up and starts crying 15 minutes afterwards so I don't get any sleep. My mom thinks it may be because she's colicly (sp?) and she is rather fussy at times. But I really don't know for sure.
I don't know what else to try because my older daughter wasn't as difficult. I wouldn't be too panicky except I was hoping to go back to work next month and I can't do that when I don't get any sleep (I'm a home health aide and most people don't want you napping at their house.) Any advice would be appreciated.