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    Default Baby boy a nightmare!!

    Hi,
    I'm hoping someone can give me some advice! My beautiful baby boy is just going on 6 weeks old and for the last two weeks or so he has been absolutely dreadful to get to sleep during the day. If he does sleep it's for 15 minutes in mine or my partners arms. He also refuses to be put in his cot, bouncer or anywhere other then your arms if he is awake! The last few days he has not slept from 8am until 10:30pm. Which is just not right. He gets unbelievably upset if you put him down (I'm a first mum and him screaming blue murder breaks my heart)

    He is formula fed, I had trouble with my milk supply. I've felt guilty from the day we started giving him formula. He has been on S-26 Gold formula, but I don't think that has anything to do with it . he also drinks a lot! He has been having 120mls every 2 hours if not less. He drinks the whole amount - no vomiting, burps beautifully. He doesn't seem unsettled about being to full. I mentioned this to the nurse on our last home visit but she didn't give me much help.. Is it possibly colic? Or does he just have us wrapped around his little finger?

    Please can can someone give me some advice.
    We have his doctors appointment tomorrow afternoon but I am getting quite upset with how he acts during the day.
    Please someone!

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    How often does he poo?

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    He poos once a day at least. They are a fairly decent amount in there too.

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    My son was the same- would only sleep in my arms or chest for the first 4 months of his life. It was absolutely exhausting but it does pass. He did sleep longer than 15 min though but he was so hard to get to sleep and there was no way in hell I could get him to nap in his cot or put him down for any length of time! My son had silent reflux something to have a look at just incase. Just be kind to yourself and know you aren't alone I've been there!

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    Well at least I'm not the only one. I get quite upset cause he's so hard to get to sleep and to stay asleep. I'm gonna have a chat with the doctor today and see if she says anything, it can't be good for him.. He is at the point of a meltdown by night time.
    His night time sleeps are great. He usually sleeps from about 10 - 1030 until between 5 and 6.

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    I'd try a baby carrier like a manduca or ergo. That way you can hold him without using your arms and still get stuff done and he will probably. Sleep in it. Good luck and I hope it passes quickly for you!

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    I bought a carrier. He screamed the whole time he was in but I will keep trying it out for my sanity!
    Thank you

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    Are you swaddling him for his sleeps?

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    We were, he was getting to hot from stressing trying to get his hands out. When he does have them out they freeze (even with mittens) I've swaddled him a couple times recently and does love it but only with his hands out which he also like thrashing around

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    My baby boy was like that too. Would only cat nap and screamed all day. He had silent reflux like the other poster said her child had. Basically meant he didn't actually throw up but the acid was burning him going up him and then burning him going back down. He also wanted to be held a lot and he drank a LOT of milk. Apparently the excessive drinking of milk is because it sooths them to drink the milk....but then conversely resulted in more acid being created in the stomach to break the milk down..which then goes back up them...causes pain ,they scream, want more milk to sooth it and just is a vicious cycle.

    So might be worth checking bub out for it. My boy had a pretty severe case and only grew out of it at about 8 months.


 

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