Just looking for some advice on my suddenly unsettled 8 week old DS. He was feeding 3-4hourly with one longer night time stretch of 5 or 6 hours up until 2 weeks ago....then the wheels fell off!!!!
At around 6 weeks he did the hourly cluster feeds for a few days which I put down to a growth spurt. But he has been progressively worse since. I was happy to brush his behaviour off on the dreaded "wonder week" expected around this time but this has been going on for 2 weeks now.
He's started trying to feed 1 to 2 hourly during the day (He vomits most of it up so I dont think he's actually hungry??? but will scream the house down if I dont feed him) and even his night sleeps are getting shorter - around 3 hourly.
He's really aggitated and unsettled. He'll kick and squirm constantly, during feeding, after feeding, while trying to sleep. He's a grizzly, grunting, unhappy little baby at the moment and I cant help but feel I'm doing something wrong
He doesnt smile, wont look at me and seems totally unlike his normal self.
When I spoke to the home visit nurse, she just told me I'm feeding him too often, it can't be a 'wonder week' because it 'wasnt the right time' and should go to a settling class because clearly i need to learn how to settle my baby...way to make me feel completely incompetent
Just struggling at the moment and feeling like a failure of a mummy. I wish there was something I could do to help him. I have an appointment with his paediatrician next week but could do with some support to get me through till then....