Sophie - posted on 01/01/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hi, for the last couple of weeks my little girl (9 weeks) has been quite grumpy and not sleeping very well- up until this point she had started going 3 hours between feeds 4 or 5 at night. Now she wakes up after an hour again and seems to be hungry (rooting etc) BUT when I try to feed her she fusses and cries a lot before she will latch on also towards the end of the feed she starts fussing again and crying like shes starving. I have plenty of milk and have seen her through a couple of growth spurts but this seems different like shes hungry but wont latch on or stay on long enough to get her full feed so that she can sleep more soundly?? has anyone experienced anything similar??
Im exhausted as she is hardly sleeping at all and when she does it seems to be restless sleep as she wriggles and makes snuffly noises and often wakes herself up and needs me to put her back to sleep (normally by sucking on my finger- a dummy wont do!) so I cant sleep at all cos every noise she makes keeps me awake.
Any advice or do you think she is just a fussy baby or will she grow out if it. I really didnt mind waking up 2 or 3 times in the night to feed her but im worried that she doesnt seem to be able to stay asleep and doesnt seem satisfied??sorry for the essay! any help/advice/reassurance would be appreciated!- (she is EBF and even if it would make her sleep longer I dont want to feed her formula as her weight gain has been brilliant so the only reason I woukd be doing it is for myself)