Amy - posted on 11/09/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )




I have a 2 month old and at times she will nap all morning long but for the last 3 evenings no afternoon nap. Result is she is so fussy. All I do is rock her for 4 -5 hrs. When I try to feed when its time she is still so fussy that she won't latch on. She just screams unless she is being rocked and even sometimes rocking her does not work. Is there any suggestions on how to revers this.


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Renae - posted on 10/19/2010




She probably wont feed because she is overtired. At 2 months she should be awake for about 45 minutes at a time, definately no more than 1 hour. She needs to sleep during the afternoon or this will affect her night sleep and make her wake more frequently during the night. Once a baby becomes overstimulated from being tired, they seek even more stimulation to calm them. So it becomes a viscious cycle. This explains her need to be rocked. Find another way to get her to sleep before she becomes overtired such as walking around with her or laying her down in the cot and patting or jiggling her.

Michelle - posted on 10/15/2010




I went yesterday and did a day stay at this place called Tresillian. They pretty much taught me how to settle my 3 month year old. They had some really good tips. Maybe even look at their routines for her age group, and see if that might even help. Best of luck and i do hope this helps!

Jeanie - posted on 10/15/2010




Sounds like a bit of gas, common around her age. My son was a very hard feeder from about 2-4 months old. I would stop the rocking all together, we paid a sleep consultant to help us since at 3 month our son was still waking every 2-3hrs at night. She told us no rocking, driving, soothers, bottles/nursing or anything else to put them to sleep. It doesn't allow them to learn how to sleep so when whatever is gone/stopped (in your case rocking) she will eventually wake up or not work any more. I didn't believe her but at 10weeks and 13lbs babies can sleep 10-12hrs straight (no feedings) at night PLUS 3 naps a day for 1-3hrs long each. Yes, my son turned out to do just that after 1 week! Bad habits like rocking can continue until, well, forever for worse case scenario. At 3 months old I would give him a bath, bottle/nurse, read a story and/or sing, hug/cuddle/kiss and into the crib we say nite nite Jacob, nite nite Nunu (his lovey) turn the lights off and close the door and within 10 min after babbling he's asleep on his tummy (butt in the air) till morning (6-7PM to 6-7AM).

Britny - posted on 11/09/2009




I think maybe you should bring it up to her doctor. Maybe she is teething or going through a growth spurt. Sometimes babys go through a really fussy stage. I hope it gets better...but when my daughter was too fussy to latch she was teething.

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