I need help.
I am a single mother of 2 girls, a newborn (3 weeks old) & a 3yr old. At the moment my newborn does pretty well during the day and is bottle fed every 3 hrs most of the time. However when it comes to night time, she struggles to last 1-2 hrs without waking up & wanting to eat and then from 4am onwards she usually stays awake until 7 or 8am.
I am getting zero sleep & as a single mum with my own business, I am feeling really desperate & LOW at the moment
Any advice would be appreciated....
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18-03-2012 09:33 #1
Help! When did your newborn start to sleep thru?
18-03-2012 09:39 #2
Ummm never lol. DS is 11 months now and still doesn't sleep through. Though I only have him so I feel for you having others and a business to run
Hope you get some sleep!
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18-03-2012 09:50 #3Senior Member
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Don't have any advice but wanted to offer hugs.
I was up with my 2 every 2 hours as well and it took an hour to feed them (tandem BF).
They didn't start sleeping longer until I lost my milk and had to put them on formula, and then it was 4 hourly stretches. They didn't start sleeping through until about 1.
TBH I don't know anyone with a newborn that sleeps through...
18-03-2012 09:52 #4
DS2- is 10mths and still wakes every 1-2hrs
At that age their stomachs are so tiny that only a little bit can fit at one time, thats why they eat so often
18-03-2012 09:57 #5
Not that it's going to give you any comfort, but it's pretty normal for a newborn to be waking at night and needing food, their tummies are so tiny. None of mine slept through until well past 12 mths, and miss 4 was nearly two before she did
....sleep deprivation is so awful though, I know
It will get better though I promise it's early days yet.
18-03-2012 10:10 #6Senior Member
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I have a 3 week old too and I have been following the routines in Gina Fords book Little contented baby. We feed our girl at 10pm, she'll then sleep till 3am and then wake again around 5.30am. I know it's not sleeping through but it's manageable. Maybe you could check the book out?
18-03-2012 10:12 #7Senior Member
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My first baby slept through at about 12 months. My second is nine months and wakes every hour and a half. no good news from me sorry.
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18-03-2012 10:19 #8
Mine slept through from 11 weeks (although at 5.5 months she suddenly started night waking again and didn't go back to sleeping through til she was 8.5 months), but she was always a pretty good night sleeper - it was day sleeps we had issues with Your newbie might not yet have her days and nights around the right way but I'm not sure what you can do about that except ride it out Is there anyone you can have stay with you to help out?
18-03-2012 10:21 #9
DD is 7mo and last night she went to sleep at 7:30, woke at 10:30, 2, 6 and up for the day at 8:30. So i have no idea when this mystical "sleeping through the night" will happen, lol!
It comes and goes though, the night before she woke for a feed at 10:30 then slept til 8am! Every time I think it's getting easier she throws in a few more night feeds. I'm going back to work in a week so really hoping it settles down soon!
18-03-2012 10:37 #10
Mine started sleeping through at 3... Years... Sorry
Is there anyone at all who can help you out? Let you have a nap on the weekend maybe? Something? Sorry I don't have better advice.
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