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UPDATE: Fussy Fussy Baby and VERY tired Mommy

Posted by on Jan. 27, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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Thank you so much for all your advice.  It is so frustrating to have a baby that you want to console and make things better, and nothing works.  I just want to let you know that I actually got some sleep last night.  I was again at my wits end and had tried most of the things that people had suggested.  I even let him cry for a little while and couldn't bear it, I had to go pick him back up.  I really don't believe three week old babies can be spoiled, but that is what some people have told me. 

I am supposed to be holding his food to 3 ounces every three hours and the Doctors said if I give him more, I am over feeding him.  He came home from the hospital taking 3 ounces.  So last night I went against doctor's advice and gave him more.  I knew he was hungry!!!!  He then slept comfortably without fussing and crying.  I calculated it out and it would be the same amount as if he were to take 3 ounces every 3 hours.  It would be approximately 24 ounces per day.  He just like a fuller belly and to sleep more at a time!.  I should have gone with my instinct.  I hope it works again tonight.

I also think the Gripe water that was suggested, made him more comfortable as well.  And I put a little machine that makes white noise near his bed.  So I don't know if it was one thing or all the things together.  But I really appreciate your help.

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by on Jan. 27, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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by on Jan. 27, 2009 at 10:31 AM

I missed your original post but I am glad things are a little better for you.  I know how frustrating it can be.  I have 3 kids.  Both my boys slept through the night by the time they were 2 months old then along came my DD who didn't sleep a full night until she was almost 2.  I hope you continue to be able to get some rest!


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by Justine on Jan. 27, 2009 at 10:35 AM

I didn't see your other post.. but, a full baby is a happy baby in my opinion yes they can over eat but.. they grow and need it added on.  I feel like sometimes I know whats right for my baby if I fed my baby like the doctor suggested I would have been in hell.. I now have a very happy 7 month old who is just the right size and growing perfect and I feed her whenever shes hungry.  I hope it all works good for you!

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by on Jan. 27, 2009 at 10:39 AM

I am glad you got some sleep! When I look back and think about how I was up every other hour when my son came home, I don't know how I did it! lol.  I think that is the hardest part of the first year! I didn't see your original post, but sounds like he was just hungry! Glad you guys both got some sleep!  

by on Jan. 27, 2009 at 10:40 AM

I always go with my gut. If the baby is acting hungry, feed him. I don't look at how often they eat. Of course I have never bottlefed, but I would think that the baby would know when he/she is hungry.

My youngest is 4 months old and was sleeping through the night.  She hit a growth spurt and she started waking up every 2 hours to nurse.  Last night was the first night that she slept for more than 1 1/2 hours in a week.  I know what it is like to be extremely exhausted beyond words...of course it doesn't help that the weather is icky!


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