I need help in getting my 5 month old on a better waking schedule for feedings......he's up way too much, way too close together, and I am exhausted......
He is sleeping worse than he did when he was a newborn....he's up 3 times a night every 1 1/2 to 2 hours and then at 5:30 even if he only went back to sleep 45 minutes before....and its hell trying to get him back to sleep after that. I miss that days of 1:30 and 4:30 AM wake ups with quick and easy 20 minutes nursing sessions then up at 7AM for the day....
We used to think it was because he wasnt getting a good bedtime nursing schedule in before of a tounge tie- but he had surgery 3 weeks ago now and it nursing better before bedtime getting in a pretty good feeding.
Currently he wakes at 10 PM before I go to bed (this one is our fault- we were getting him up to feed him hoping it would help top him off....now he wakes on his own), then 12:30-1:00 (sometimes 2:00...but rare) then almost every 1 1/2-2 hours thereafter once we get back to bed after nursing. And even if we get back into bed at say 4:30 AM....he's up at 5:30 screaming again. I try and co sleep after that which sometimes works, sometimes doesnt and I am too small breasted to feed in him bed while I sleep very comfortably for either of us.
I'd not mind that 10 PM feeding staying for now as long as I can get him down to one other feeding during the night. He is currently still with us in our room as he cant share a room with his older brother until hes sleeping through the night.... I have tried even putting the pack and play in the walk in closet thinking hes too close by to me and smells me all night- and that didnt work either.
He still doesn't take a bottle either-so i am the only one who ever gets up. Help!
-one very very exhausted momnma.
oh and to add....he goes down for a nap 7:30-8 am for 2-3 hours....its his best and longest nap of the dayAnswer Question
Answer by louise2 at 7:21 AM on May. 15, 2012
Answer by saysmom at 8:11 AM on May. 15, 2012
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Answer by whitepeppers at 8:41 AM on May. 15, 2012
Answer by saysmom at 11:14 AM on May. 15, 2012
Answer by gdiamante at 11:32 AM on May. 15, 2012
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