Andrea - posted on 01/28/2013 ( no moms have responded yet )
We are currently on a 7, 10, 1, 4, 7, 10, 4 feed/wake/sleep cycle and I'm trying to get her to a 7, 10, 1, 4, 6, 8, 11 feed/wake/sleep cycle (trying to drop the 4 am feeding). She sleeps really well at night and after her morning feedings. In fact it's hard to keep her awake after her morning feedings, but I can't get her to sleep after her afternoon feed/wake time. She's really alert in the afternoons and also spits up a lot during that time. I tried feedng her a little more during those times in case she's not getting a full feeding because she spits up so much during her afternoon waketime, She probably isn't getting enough waketime after her morning feedings, but I'm at a loss as to what could be wrong in the afternoons. I can tell she's tired because she yawns, sucks on her hands to soothe herself and generally looks drowsy, but refuses to close her eyes. I've tried at each nap to let her CIO for 15-20 mins, then change her, give her the pacifier and put her back down, but she still won't fall asleep. Has anyone else experienced this?!?!