Hi all - my 5 week old has been sick with jaundice and has only just regained hi birth weight. Initially he was sleeping for an hour or so between feeds during the day - we had to feed him every 2 hours to keep his calories up as he was too tired to feed properly. He's now over his birth weight but has taken to sleeping for only 20-30 minutes between feeds. It's really stressful as I have other children to care for. I've tried helping him into a deeper sleep when he starts to stir, and just resettling when he wakes but it's not working. If I do manage to resettle him he's awake again after 5 minutes. I can't do cat napping, I firmly believe he needs much more sleep to be healthy.
Does anyone else have experience with cat napping who can a) give me ideas to resolve it and/or b) give me hope that it'll resolve with time. It's causing me a lot of distress.