4 month old restless between night feeds - no sleep for mum!

Dionne - posted on 06/21/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )

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My just-over 4 month old boy (second child) is having very restless nights. He's feeding every 2 - 3 hours during the 24-hour day, but specifically at night, he seems to battle to just fall asleep after a feed. Sometimes he'll sleep, but then wake about 20mins to an hour later and squirms (kicking feet, arching back) and if I don't pick him up quickly, he'll go into a full-blown cry and wake the rest of the house. I then have to walk him around the room, bounce him, pat his back or whatever it takes until he burps or passes wind... then he takes a little time to settle down again before I can put him back in his cot / next to me in my bed. Sometimes this procedure takes him to his next feed! I am finding that my own sleep is non-existent literally beyond 12am!! I'm exhausted, to say the least.

Does anyone else have this experience?? I feel completely alone, useless mothering skills and desperately wondering if he'll ever settle down. It's been almost 2 months of around 3-hours sleep on average, a night for mum!!

HELP!

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