Sherri - posted on 02/01/2010 ( 199 moms have responded )
So I feel like I am at the end of my rope and hoping some other moms have some tips to help me pull through this! My son Jayden is 8 weeks today and he is just not sleeping at night. I am not sure if the problem lies in how much (or little) he is drinking or not. He has been drinking 4oz every 3 hours since he was 4 weeks old. Sometimes even 5oz. But lately he often struggles to get through 2oz before he falls asleep. After his feedings I need to keep him upright for half an hour as he has bad reflux. After that, once I put him down in his bassinet he sleeps from anywhere from 30 mins to an hour before waking up crying (and seemingly very hungry). Then the cycle begins again: 30 mins to eat, 30 mins upright, 30 mins and he is up again fists in mouth and suckling for milk! But if I keep him up in my arms he will sleep for 3 hours before waking up hungry? I dont want to spoil him and have him in my arms all night...but boy do I need to start getting some sleep! I would appreciate any advice any moms out there have!!
ps: throughout the day is much the same; he eats every 1.5 hours to 3 hours, and anywhere from 2oz to 4oz...and he wakes soon after I put him down