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    He is 10 weeks old. If he was my first born I wouldn't be so worried about the short naps but as I have two other children I really need the downtime/aswell as time to do activities with the older two.

    He doesn't last too long awake. He's up for an hour (feeds during this time) then down for his nap which only brings me to 2 hours since his last feed.

    I used to be able to just put him to bed with his dummy and he'd go straight off to sleep but for the last week or so he's stopped taking the dummy so getting him to sleep has become a battle now aswell. He doesn't like to be rocked or patted and will just crack it if I try and then its really hard to calm him down. The dummy used to be the only thing that would work.

    I guess i'm worried about over feeding him aswell. He's having 150mls x 6 a day which the child health nurses have said is too much but he's definately not content with anything less.

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    Do you think he could have some reflux? Being unsettled, not liking to be rocked, wanting to feed frequently etc could be signs of reflux. Maybe try sitting him slightly upright after a feed for at least 20mins and see if it helps. You could also google "passive reflux management" and try a few of those strategies. If nothing else is working its worth a try.

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    Feeding 2 hourly at 10 weeks sounds pretty normal to me, as does sleeping for 40 min cycles- many bubs are like this. He is very young- you can't really expect him to fit in to your schedule at this age. You will likely find it less stressful to follow his cues and adapt your strategies rather than trying to force such a young baby to sleep to a schedule etc. You can try things like babywearing to encourage him to sleep longer and feel secure while still leaving you hands free for other things- your DH/DP can do this also. Lovely for bonding too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Feeding 2 hourly at 10 weeks sounds pretty normal to me, as does sleeping for 40 min cycles- many bubs are like this. He is very young- you can't really expect him to fit in to your schedule at this age. You will likely find it less stressful to follow his cues and adapt your strategies rather than trying to force such a young baby to sleep to a schedule etc. You can try things like babywearing to encourage him to sleep longer and feel secure while still leaving you hands free for other things- your DH/DP can do this also. Lovely for bonding too
    I agree with this too, but thought some of the other things the OP mentioned might suggest bub is uncomfortable.

    My DD was formula fed and sometimes needed feeding every 2 hours, she didn't go more than 3hrs during the day until she was well and truly on solids.

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    Is he warm enough, particularly now that the weather is cooling off? When DD was little (15/16 weeks?) her sleep regressed at one point and she seemed to be constantly waking, a friend told me to try some extra layers and hey presto...


 

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