Hi @heartstringz I saw this and thought of you. It might be helpful for you
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I've heard a fair bit around the place of the "Triple P" program so hopefully it's of use to you. And hey, it's free so there's not much to lose
Put back on b00b and feed to deep deep sleep, let him lie on you with nipple in mouth for an extra few mins and see if that will keep him asleep.
Co sleeping, could your dh sleep in the spare room while bub is still unsettled? Then you could sleep with bub, I lie down on my side, bub next to my b00b and let him suck and go for it. Am I'm asleep while he's doing so.
Even just day sleeps or the initial 7-10pm sleep till dh comes to bed with you (if u don't want dh to move out of your room). Then your dh could cjeck on you while you and bub get a bit of rest.
And I won't mention cosleeping again.
Last edited by misho; 27-07-2014 at 12:17.
I had no choice with my first and no one at all in my immediate family had co slept with a baby, I was very frowned upon, but I had to sleep. Was the same with my second and she was a winter baby and we managed to stay safe.
I had a nest type bed with my last baby and I've got one for this baby. With that set up it's impossible for anyone to roll onto them.
But if baby won't be moved dh could sleep elsewhere til this phase passes.
Some babies are very needy, demanding, whatever people want to call it. Sometimes you just have to do what works, it's never forever.
Sorry to read you're still struggling.
I know you're struggling OP - I struggled a lot with my first as well. I do think you'd benefit from seeing your GP for a referral to a mother baby unit to help with the feeding and sleeping issues.
So you could look at getting up and feeding in a chair like you want to and then try putting bub in this
Then bub is close to you, you can't suffocate bub but they are close enough for you to settle them...
Hi, just a thought... If the problem is not medical related, you could try this as well? I just saw my sister trying to put my ds down for a nap as he was already full and sleepy. He would have fell asleep if I let him stay on my breast but I handed him to her. She held him until he fell asleep then she started rocking him in the same motion as she was just about to put him down on the bed iykwim.
She said sometimes babies wake up because they suddenly feel like they are falling backwards when being put down onto bed.
So she was holding him and rocking him first like she's just about to put him down. At first he startled but he got used to the movement and went back to sleep again. She continued rocking him for a while before putting him down very very gently and he still sort of opened his eyes a bit but didn't wake up! She kept her hands on his chest patting him until he was in deeper sleep.
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