Baby does not sleep

Salwa - posted on 09/15/2016 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My baby boy is two and a half weeks old. He weighs 4.2KG's he drinks everyhour at night and every two hours during the day. As soon as i lay him down to sleep he would start crying and i would have to lay down with him on my chest. He also spits up alot. Any advice? Im drained

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Sarah - posted on 09/15/2016

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Try swaddling baby right after eating/burping. They like to be warm and snuggled like they were in the womb. Also a rock and play might be a good investment. It cradles them like laying in your arms and also angles them a bit helps with reflux. If all else falls nothing wrong with sitting on the couch together as baby sleeps on you.

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Dove - posted on 09/15/2016

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I became a single mom of 3 the day my son was born... so yep, exhausting. He slept on me and nursed every 1-3 hours day and night for... well, a long time.

Salwa - posted on 09/15/2016

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My husband and i live on our own. So im home alone with baby during the day. I hope it gets better. Its not nice seeing my little one so restless all the time.

Sarah - posted on 09/15/2016

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At two weeks, this is not uncommon. Maybe a combo of reflux and colic. I promise it will get better. You must be beat. Do you have some support so you can get a nap in here and there?

Salwa - posted on 09/15/2016

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He sleeps a hour or two if he sleeps on my chest Then wakes to be fed. He would burp and fall aslp in the same position. When i lay him down he only sleeps 20mins before crying again.

Dove - posted on 09/15/2016

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If he cries when you lay him down and spits up a lot it is possible that he has reflux. How does he sleep when he is on you? For the first 5 months of my son's life I had to sleep propped upright in the middle of my bed, so he could lay on his belly upright on me.

Sarah - posted on 09/15/2016

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Have you tried swaddling? Those first few weeks (sometimes months) are hard. It does get better.

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