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    Default Is your NB ever awake not crying???

    My DD is nearly five weeks and starting to have more awake time. However whenever I put her down she screams - not just cries - screams. She is breastfed and putting on a lot of weight steadily. She burps and poos well and it doesn't seem like reflux. She feeds far too frequently but pretty sure she is draining breasts and getting hind milk because of the feeling of my boobs as well as her weight gain. Is this just normal newborn behaviour? I have a 2.5yr old and want to put DD down sometimes so I can play with him but it's impossible. Is it normal????

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    i'm not 100% sure to be honest, every single baby is different.. my two were quite happy to lie there awake without crying/screaming..

    i have heard of silent reflux, but don't know much about it..

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    Default Is your NB ever awake not crying???

    My DD was happy to lay down on her own till she hit 4 months now it's all about entertaining. Do you have a mobile? If so try to take it away, DD loved her swing till she decided the hippos above her head were evil and hates them. Also a swing where bub is not laying down... It might help if they're propped up a little and can see the going ons around.

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    DD1 was like this until 12 weeks, then it stopped. She had trouble adjusting to her new world I think - over stimuated easily and at 3.5yrs is still like it - and she had silent reflux. DS2 totally different. He is 10 weeks old and he demands to be put to bed/down pretty much all day and never cries/screams.

    I recommend a sling to get you through this period. That way you can play with your toddler and hopefully bubs can settle a bit.

    Good luck - it is tough juggling two.

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    Default Is your NB ever awake not crying???

    My DD was like that until 6 weeks when I took her to a chiropractor. Her spine was malaligned from her long labour and lying down put pressure on her already sore back...a couple of sessions and she was a new baby!

    Its completely normal, especially at that age. They also go through a wonder week around week 5 which seems them being super clingy! Google it...or theres an app

    I agree with the sling idea. At least you can get stuff done.

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    Default Is your NB ever awake not crying???

    Have u tried wearing her in a baby Bjorne or sling? My son (nearly 12 weeks) had periods of the day similar to this. He was very happy in sling and I was happy coz I could get things done.


 

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