Nicolette - posted on 10/18/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hi. I'm a first time mom, so I need help!
My 5 week old has been having issues sleeping from week 3. We would feed him at 2am, and he just would not go back to sleep. Now he just doesn't sleep. It doesn't matter what time of the day it is. He'll get drowsy, and once I put him down to nap, he starts to scream. I just can't seem to get him to sleep easily.
Just recently when he's eating, if I take the bottle away from him to burp him or if he pushes the bottle away because he needs burped, he starts screaming...LOUDLY! He's not arching his back, so I don't think it's reflux, but it's maddening. Earlier today, he did his screaming after eating bit. When he does it, he lifts his legs to his belly. He passed a big poop, and I thought that was the problem, but after the diaper change happened, he screamed again. He's finally sleeping in his swing.
We are currently giving him Enfamil Premium Lipil. We are going to switch to the gentle stomach type this evening. I've taking his rectal temp and it's fine. I've put more clothes on him, take clothes off, swaddled, and unswaddled.
Does my baby just hate me? HELP!