Kristen - posted on 05/21/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )
Monday after mothers' day weekend, my 4 month old son went to the doctors and was diagnosed with pink eye (he was oozing yellow from the eye & it was red) he also was diagnosed with a cold. He went on antibiotics (a cream in the eye) for 5 days and was over it. Since that day he wakes up EVERY NIGHT @ 2AM & 5AM, & I am up with him for an hour or so at a time, nursing, rocking, comforting! As soon as he falls asleep and I put him in the crib he wakes up and cries most of the time! Some nights he is up almost every hour.
One night, I even tried a bottle of formula & nursing ... thought that may thigh him over (maybe he is very hungry?). Nope ... that was a night he woke up every hour ... the nurses and doctor tell me different things.
So last night, I questioned the nursing ... "maybe when he wakes up in the night he isn't necessarily nursing, maybe he is using me as a binky?" At bed time, I nursed him, he fell sleep in my lap, I placed a binky in his mouth, put him down and he slept until 2AM- I went in the room (didn't even pick him up), put the binky in his mouth, fell right back to sleep until 4AM, same thing, went back to sleep until quarter of 7AM. This sounds like he still isn't sleeping well ... but it better just waking up, putting a binky in mouth and back to bed vs. being up for hours!
We are going to the doctors at 1pm today because I think he has pink eye in the opposite eye now & he also has been pooping everyday vs. to his normal every couple days. As of 2 weeks or so ago he officially became an exclusive breast fed baby because I WAS working crazy hours, and when I wasn't around he was given formula more, like about 6 ounces or more a day. I quit the job, felt like baby is more important and now he has NO formula, just breast!
What do ya'll think? Sorry this is so long, but I feel details are important ...