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    Atropos - I will have a read of those links tomorrow when I get a break. DH is staying home to help me, he's worried about me being home by myself.

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    @Cue I had a wonderful book when DD1 was a baby called "When your baby cries". God it was a lifesaver. It made me feel sane to have a baby that needed to be held 24/7 and that there was nothing wrong with her nor me for feeling a little resentful about it.

    My first 2 kids were so difficult as babies and it was so draining. I don't have any words of advice except I'm glad your hubby is staying home tomorrow and taking this seriously. Take care.

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    Just want to add I've read a few places that 6 weeks is the 'peak' crying time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    Atropos - I will have a read of those links tomorrow when I get a break. DH is staying home to help me, he's worried about me being home by myself.
    Glad he'll be home to support you. Wouldn't hurt for him to read those links too, so that he knows a bottle isn't the magic cure-all. As they say- this too shall pass. Bottle or breast, they all go through the 6 week growth spurt.

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    We had a good night, DS slept from about 10ish until 3am so another good stretch. I think he's just so shattered from feeding for hours on end.

    Hopefully I get some naps out of him today...

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    @Atropos thanks for those links, I've had a read and it's reassuring to see his behaviour is normal. However, with the exception of the 4th trimester article, they seem to suggest it should only last a few days and then settle. DS has been cluster feeding and wakeful during the day/wanting to be held all the time for a couple of weeks now. I have read about the period of purple crying and thinking maybe that explains it, but who knows! I just want a happy baby and to be able to enjoy him. I spent a lot of time crying today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    @Atropos thanks for those links, I've had a read and it's reassuring to see his behaviour is normal. However, with the exception of the 4th trimester article, they seem to suggest it should only last a few days and then settle. DS has been cluster feeding and wakeful during the day/wanting to be held all the time for a couple of weeks now. I have read about the period of purple crying and thinking maybe that explains it, but who knows! I just want a happy baby and to be able to enjoy him. I spent a lot of time crying today
    Every baby is different. My youngest fussed for about 3 weeks at that age. Does your bub appear in pain? Pulling legs up etc?

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    As Atropos said, any chance it could be colic/reflux/silent reflux? My DS2 had severe reflux and was in pain and screamed all the time, one of the things that "soothes" the pain is to have a drink, but it only lasts for that moment so they go back to screaming straight away. It was really difficult - we had about 4 months of screaming almost all day and night and wanting to feed all the time. Then the meds and then it was a bit better - but the reflux took awhile to resolve.

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    @Atropos thanks for those links, I've had a read and it's reassuring to see his behaviour is normal. However, with the exception of the 4th trimester article, they seem to suggest it should only last a few days and then settle. DS has been cluster feeding and wakeful during the day/wanting to be held all the time for a couple of weeks now. I have read about the period of purple crying and thinking maybe that explains it, but who knows! I just want a happy baby and to be able to enjoy him. I spent a lot of time crying today

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    DD had reflux due to her CMPI but this seems different - his crying isn't as intense as hers was and he doesn't seem to be in pain (no legs pulling up, no arching etc). It's just an unhappy miserable/tired kind of cry. I just think if I can get him to sleep during the day it'll be so much easier and he'll feed much better.

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    Ok so tonight I did half a feed on the breast (just offered one side) and then gave him a bottle with about 65ml of EBM. He left about 10ml, so I'm confident he was full. When he started showing tired signs we wrapped him and started settling - he cried quite a lot, I managed to get him to take the dummy and he fell asleep in my arms. I held him for about 10/15min then tried to pop him into the bassinet - he woke and cried immediately! Couldn't settle him back to sleep so now he's back on the breast, taking the let-downs but mostly comfort sucking and dozing.

    This is making me think it's not a hunger issue, but a comfort thing. What do you think?


 

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