Amy - posted on 02/15/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )
My son has not slept through the night since he was 3months old.
He often wakes up once or twice during the night for a bottle and then goes straight back to sleep until the morning but For the past week my son has been waking up more and more (sometimes by the hour). The first time he wakes up I give him a bottle and it takes me ages to get him back to sleep as he is wide awake and then we he finally does start to get tired he fights it....kicks, screams and moves around alot. Then he goes to sleep but just as I get back to bed he wakes again doing the same thing then goes back to sleep and this goes on and on.
I try everything from comforting him in a dark room with no noise, putting bonjela on his gums incase his teeth are causing him pain and singing to him but as hours go on it seems the only way I can get him to stay asleep is to give him panadol which i don't like doing as I don't like giving him medicine unless I really have to....
I don't think he has wind as he burps without me having to burp him.
Most nights I am in tears as I don't know what to do as he won't stop crying and stay sleep. I'm just so exhausted...and I'm at my wits end.
I have been to the doctor before a few months back about my son's sleeping habits and the doctor said he might of had reflux but I tried giving my son Zantac which the doctor recommended giving 30mins before bed but I stopped giving it as the zantac was not making a difference as my son was still waking 1-2times a night for his bottle. I have not used the zantac for months so I doubt this would be the cause of my son being in such pain.
I just don't know what to do.....I've also noticed he isn't having many bottles during the day anymore as well. He has been only drinking one full bottle a day and just picking at the others.
Anybody been through this before or has an idea as to why my son is constantly waking?