Melissa - posted on 09/30/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
I have asked Public Health Nurses for help, but they were at a loss. My son will sleep solidly beside me from 9pm until 11pm when he starts to cry out loudly. I reassure him that I'm there and rub his tummy but he keeps crying until I pick him up and nurse him. This continues until I can't tolerate it any longer and then we get up at an ungodly hour like 4am and I force him to wake up. He farts like a tiny trucker and I think this will help him and I to sleep comfortably...but again he only wants to be nursed and held upright. Is this probably a dietary problem? Gas? The odd thing is that he is crying in his sleep and doesn't wake up until I talk loudly to him. The cry itself seems to be one of pain. He is not teething at the moment either and I don't think it's a growth spurt. Any possible suggestions? I'm growing tired of people telling me that he'd be "more comfortable" sleeping on his own. Obviously not!