8 week old won't stay asleep...need some hope!

Rachel - posted on 09/29/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi ladies, I'm new here and extremely sleep deprived like most mommies! My LO is 8 weeks and does not stay asleep for more than 25 minutes during naps. He is swaddled and I use white noise next to his bed (right now he sleeps in a nap nanny). Hubby and I bounce/rock him to sleep and I've tried holding him the whole time and sometimes that helps him stay asleep longer but not always. I can't figure out why he can't or won't stay asleep. I'm starting to wonder what I'm doing wrong and would like to know if anyone else experienced this and if this will pass (man I hope so). Any advice is sincerely appreciated. He is EBF by the way and right on track with weight gain. Thanks so much!! By the way, he does sleep longer stretches at night but does wake often then a well. His longest stretch is probably 2.5 hrs. Really need some encouraging feedback!

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Rachel - posted on 09/30/2012

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Thanks Joyce. He is breastfed and I have gripe water for when he gets gassy. I'm kind of at a loss! Overall he is a happy baby...but mommy not so much right now due to lack of sleep. He nurses every 2 hrs on the dot during the day...I don't think hunger is an issue as he has plenty of wet and/or poopy diapers, plus he is approx. 13 lbs so weight gain is good. Thanks for your reply, I do hope this gets better!

Joyce - posted on 09/29/2012

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Hi Rachel,

I am a mother of six, the youngest is actually turning 1 next month. but every baby is different, he is probably hungry, or just trying to adjust to new surroundings, try singing to him, I am also not sure,cause you didnt mention, are you breasfeeding or is he on formula? some baby formula gives them gas, and that bothers them, so they dont sleep, you could get grip water, either from CVS or walgreens, and give it to them helps if they have gas. And dont worry, it gets better, he will adjust. Congrats on the new baby, they are a blessing.......

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