HELP!! My 5 week old only sleeps for 30 minutes

User - posted on 04/11/2011 ( no moms have responded yet )

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I have read babywise and have tried to work it into my sons schedule since he was about 2 weeks old. He is 5 weeks old and eats every 2 1/2- 3hrs (breastfed). He was such a good sleeper the first two weeks of life, but ever since the third he wakes up 30 minutes into his nap. It's like clock work. I thought it was the '45 minute' intruder that came early. I would change his diaper and feed to see if that was the problem, but more often it wasn't. He does such a good job soothing himself the first time he goes to sleep but he is hysterical when he wakes up. I usually give him 10 minutes of crying then go in a rock his bassinet. He cries so long and takes forever to get back to sleep that it is almost time for his next feeding (if I didn't feed him after he woke up). But when he does go back to sleep it is usually for an hour or more. He does this with almost every nap, we are lucky to get one full nap in. He is a good sleeper at night-most of the time. Please help. I don't know what to do. He gets so tired and cranky. And yes he is getting enough to eat- gaining weight consistently and on track.

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