nh2489 the actual consultation was good. All made sense and got some good info. They recommend shush-pat + white noise method for babies this young. So we tried that over the weekend. No success yet. Saturday night I patted her in her bassinet for 40minutes straight with the white noise blasting (this is the maximum length they recommend) and she just would not sleep. This is after being awake for 3+ hours. She ended up not sleeping for 5 hours and screamed the majority of that.
Yesterday - DH first Father's Day - was horrific. Awake 7-8:30 with 2 naps of 30 minutes only and screaming from about 1-8pm. I spent the day in tears. We shushed and patted into oblivion it does not send her to sleep. I have a week worth of follow up but suspect they will just say we need to persevere.
I had an appointment with the child health nurse today and they think it is the reflux hopefully the medicine kicks in this week. They said forget about routines for now and focus on her health and just getting some sleep (sleep consultant was adamant we need to wake her at 7am each day regardless. Today she woke at 8 and fell asleep feeding 8:30. She is that tired. The child health nurse has got me into a day sleep program this week. I'll spend a whole day with a nurse to see what's going on here. It's getting so bad. She's miserable. I'm miserable and it's affecting my mental health. I'm worried about PND and I just want my baby to be happy again. This is so awful 😥
ETA: to finish my story lol accidentally pressed reply before I finished!