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I have a 8 week old DS. Due to health issues I have been told to BF every 3 hours instead of every second hour that he usually does. I have a few issues and was wanting to ask for some help. SOS have a routine for 4-6 week olds that would work perfectly for what the health professionals are wanting me to do so I have started this. My issues are this: I refuse to let him cry to sleep, so what other settling techniques have you used to get a bub to sleep at this age? He only sleeps 5-10 minutes at a time during the day, will not take a dummy or tolerate a baby carrier/sling. I have a 22 month very active DD so can't hold him for sleeps. Also after his 5-10 minute naps how many of these do I try and resettle him for? I have been putting hand on chest and rocking his bassinet to get him to resettle twice then usually that is it. I was told I need to try and get him to have 15-17 hours sleep in 24 hours and right now we are only achieving 9-10
Also how do I stretch him longer between feeds without screaming and no dummy? Or is this impossible?