Brie - posted on 06/07/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
My son is now 13 weeks old. He is breastfed about 95% of the time and gets a bottle of soy formula at night (usually with daddy so i can sleep) because he has a pretty bad milk protein allergy, which means NOTHING with dairy or whey protein in it. Do you know how many things have cheese in them? Everything that tastes good!
Anyway, my son seems to NEVER sleep. The longest stretch he sleeps is a 4 hour block at night. And then he can be up for 8 hours straight. He may doze while nursing for about 15 mins but thats it.
I can tell hes not getting enough sleep because he acts cranky and over-tired. He has bags under his eyes but just refuses to sleep! We've tried swaddling, warm bath, rocking, car-rides, stroller....
I've had a few people tell me to co-sleep...haha NO! Bad idea. My husband is a tall guy and a very restless sleeper. He thrashes, throws elbows, kicks, punches, moans and groans all night long not to mention our bed is a small, full size bed.
For the first 10 weeks, he had really bad colic and just as he seemed he was getting over it, a tooth decides to come through. The past 2 weeks its been constant crying except when he's nursing. We've tried teething gel, teething tablets, infant tylenol....he refuses to chew on anything (teething rings, washcloth) except his own hands.
I honestly feel like im about to drop dead from exhaustion. Our parents live out of town and we have just moved into a new apartment complex and we don't know anyone. My son is a HUGE mamas boy and the one time we left him with a babysitter when we were moving, she called me 2 hours later, unable to get him to stop crying.
I'm completely healthy. I eat well, take my vitamins...i feel like if i just could get more than 2 hours of sleep at a time.
Any ideas? Is there anything i can do to help him sleep longer? I'm desperate!