Doing it tough! He seemed to get better but this past week has been horrible. . Sleeps 4-6 hours the first part of the night but then up every 1-3 hours after that. Torture! He seems to be genuinely hungry as well, having both breasts every time. Sometimes I can resettle him but it only gets me an extra 30-60 minutes before he definitely wants to be fed.
I can tell so much is going on with him, the past week he has started doing so many new things, really turning into a rolly poley baby rather than just a newborn now. And if you watch him sleep his little body is going nuts, he sleeps in a love to dream Swaddle and his little arms go nuts and his body is jerking around. He's also yelling out in his sleep and chatting. His brain must be going a mile a minute!
I'm struggling. I am high risk for PND because I have a history of depression and we also lost our daughter when I was pregnant in 2012. Sleep deprivation is one of my biggest triggers and I can feel myself sliding a bit. I'm struggling with whether I should keep breast feeding. If it would be easier to stop, if I would get more sleep (and if he would as well if we switched to formula), if I should go on meds and stop breastfeeding, etc.
I'm feeling a bit hopeless lately and don't know what to do...