I was just scrolling through this forum and reading things about babies being unsettled, cluster feeding, waking at night etc etc and thought it was time I shares my experience.
My son was good for first few weeks then things went crazy, he was a snack feeder he would feed every 2 hours and would not take more than 60ml each feed, his sleeps during the day were non existent where he would only sleep 30 mins then wake up. Between 5pm and 7pm he grizzled slot and just wanted to be carried. During the day he hated lying down and playing.
I was exhausted and frustrated and taking things out on my eldest child so after listening to a friends suggestion I put my name down for Masada mother baby unit in st kilda.
It was the BEST thing I ever did. Within 2 weeks we were sitting around a table on a Sunday evening with other exhausted mums, ready for our 5 nights. The first 2 days and nights the staff do all the settling and monitor the babies. Gives you time to rest and the option of sleeping pills for a few good night sleep. The nurses talk in detail to you about your health and your baby and everyone is checked out by an on site dr. On day 3 my little man was doing better with his feeds and getting there with sleep and head nurse cane to me and discussed starting him on losac for reflux because it was not just behavioral with him there was an underlying issue causing his snack feeding and bursts of crying. Oh my god my child had reflux and I didn't even know! And if j didn't go to Masada I would never know. Transformation was amazing almost instantly. He now smashes 180ml bottles no problem every 4 or so hours. He doesn't require overnight feeds only a dream feed at about 11pm. He is in bed by 7.30 and I don't hear a peep from him until 7:30 or 8am at the latest when I have to wake him. The change is amazing. He is learning to self settle
It's not a centre that does control crying. Actually the opposite. We were not allowed to let them cry longer than 2 minutes then we would go in and pat and help settle. The crying changed to grizzling by day 3 and on day 5 ALL babies leaving were completely different. A lovely nurse told me the best thing and I tell myself every day! The best gift we can give the babies is the gift of sleep. We teach them how to sleep and how to link their sleep cycles.my little one is so happy and playful for awake time and so much more content. I can honestly say all mums should experience Masada sleep school at least once. I wish I had with my first rather than just stumbling through.my first is still a bad sleeper. The support you will receive is fantastic, the staff are just gorgeous and all have kids of their own, and honestly they know exactly what they are doing with all their years of studying children and development. I now know so much more and am so confident that even as my baby grows I will give him the best chance at everything because he will be well rested. If you have any questions I'm more than happy to help