I have a beautiful 10 week old DD who we have finally got into a sleep routine where she only wakes once or twice a night for a quick feed and then settles easily again. However, despite her sleeping soundly I seem to have developed insomnia. I lie there for hours attempting to fall asleep (despite being exhausted) or alternatively, I fall asleep and then can't get back asleep after the first feed (around 1 or 2). The last couple of nights I have ended up in tears and woke DH who attempts to comfort me but it's hard.
The G.P. prescribed me melatonin which stays in the bloodstream for about 3 hours (DH feeds DD expressed milk so that my breastfeding of her is not affected). This seems to get me to sleep but not keep me asleep. Sometimes I just wake up randomly and don't know why and lie there for hours!
I'm familar with sleep hygiene and have tried getting up, warm milk etc. I posted this in the anxiety section because now I feel sick with anxiety when nights gets closer!!
Has anyone else gone thorugh this and can offer andy help or reassurance?