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I have a 2 week old baby girl.. she won't stop crying she's driving me nuts i've had very little sleep for 2 nights straight..and now her 3 hourly feeding pattern has suddenly turned into whenever she wants to feed..she dosn't sleep and to top it off i have mastitis and nipple thrush on my right boob i've tried everything to stop her crying..
i'm ready to curl up into a little ball and die..:crying:
is there something they forgot to tell me about settling a baby?
Oh hun you poor thing:hugs:
It is so hard those first few weeks till things all settle down, including your hormones. Have you been to the Dr's about the mastitis and thrush. If you havent then I would suggest going and geting something for them. When your in pain and sleep deprived it all seems so much harder.
Have you tried wrapping your bub nice and snug in some muslin or similar then putting her in her bed and shutting the door for a bit till you can calm down and take a few deep breaths. Do you have any support from family or friends nearby that can come and give you half an hours break?
Just remember to rest when you can and never be afraid to ask for help.
hey hun mayby she is in pain from the thrush have you taken her to the doctors?
When I find myself having one of those days where the baby won't stop crying I get out the sling and put the baby in it, works quite well.
As for the feeding though wish I could help but unfortunately in this weather bub is probably thirsty which is why she wants to feed so often. Hang in there it gets better - trust me!
You have prob tried these options but ill rattle off a list anyways..
has a full tummy
has wind/tummypain/need to burp
sore belly rub gently
lay her on her tummy along one arm and gently rub/pat her back to see if it relieves her
does she have a dummy?? if not try one maybe
over shoulder pat on bottom
try wrapping her for comfort if you dont already
do you have a bouncer or rocker.. try her in that to calm her down..
call someone to come over now or this arvo.. you deserve the help
try a nice bath or shower and take her in with you might help calm you both
go to the doctors a)for your thrush/mastistis problems and b)to get bub checked in case of reflux/ear infections/sore belly etc
hope this helps sweetie.. dont be afraid to ask for help... it doesnt make you any less of a mum or person.. we all need a little help sometimes..
i hope things improve hun... your a great mum..
I understand what you are going through, the first few months of motherhood is very trying! When my son was only new, he would cry for hours and hours on end and nothing I did helped - I used to just curl up and cry along with him! Some things that helped me was, wrapping him up and taking him for a walk in the pram, popping him in a sling/carrier and walking around the house talking/singing softly, wrapping him and and rocking him, putting the radio on so its staticy and rocking him, taking him for a drive, baby massage in a warm room with soothing music, or filling up the tub with water and both of us having a dip, we also purchased a baby swing which was our haven!
I also found that if I was stressed, my son would pick up on that and become stressed as well, so try and get yourself calmed down before you attempt to soothe your little girl - I know its hard but it will get easier with time and patience! I wish you all the best! :hugs:
P.S What helped me with the constant feeding, was I would lie down on the bed attach him to my breast and read or have a snooze myself or if you have a telly in the room switch it on a relax, if not take a doon into the lounge room and lie on that - probably wouldnt lie on the couch, in case you fall asleep yourself, its easier to roll onto a baby on the lounge chair!
I used to find making the house nice and dark and putting Roberta Flack on and putting my (first) son on my chest settled him.
With my second son I bought the Sounds for Silence CD which is a CD pretty much of white noise, turned it up full blast and that worked miracles! How they sleep through that I don't know but I guess it must be pretty loud living inside your womb :)
Sleep deprivation is a shocker and I always felt like it was going to be forever, but of course it's not. Now I have a 5 year old and a 2 year old and that presents it's own challenges - they can answer back and say NO!
is she a comfort sucker, zoe was on the breast for hours one day... i had mastitis too:hugs: ... i switch to formula..went to chn and even though she had just fed she was screaming... she wasnt hungry just wanted to suck, so i bought her a dummy...then magic.. she turned into a dream... long sleeps no crying:yelclap:
Something else to try if she doesnt settle is, was there certain songs you used to listen to when you were pregnant or certain songs you used to sing. If there was, put that music on or sing that song and it might help calm your baby.
If that doesnt work, try singing a song anyway. For my DS I used to sing 'Twinkle Twinkle'. At first he used to cry, but then after a while whenever he heard that song he used to settle down.
we've had a few nights like this.
i found feeding him laying down helped alot.
most of the time he would drift off to sleep this way.
also wrapping him. we got a thing called 'swaddleme' by a brand called kiddapotomus. when i wrap him in this he sleeps really well.
i also developed mastitis in my right boob and had to take anitbiotics. hurt like hell but i kept persisitng.
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