Restless at night

by Phumeza
(Johannesburg)

Hi,my name is Phumeza I have a 2 weeks and 4 days baby girl she doesn't sleep at night she only sleep a day. She is restless at night and day always cryng. Please help because I don't know what to do now I can't sleep day and night.

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Jul 30, 2012
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Fussy baby
by: Zelda Behr

I think all new moms go through a sleepless stage, especially in the first few weeks.

My sons first month and a half had me on zombie mode. But remember it will pass don't loose hope!

Here are a few tips that might help calm baby and get her to rest.

I found co-sleeping great, baby hears your heartbeat, feels your heat and can smell you close by and, if you are breastfeeding, it makes night time feeds a breeze.

Remember that for 9 months she was inside you and now suddenly she has to sleep on her own.

If you are not the co-sleeping type, try swaddling your baby and put a piece of your clothing with baby, so that she can smell you.

White noise or soft soothing music might also help.

Keep a bed time routine: a warm bath at the same time each night, bed time story and/or lullaby, feed and then bedtime.

I have been reading a story to my son since birth and he loves it.

Decide on a time at night for the household to quiet down, dim the lights, turn off unnecessary noise like the TV etc.

Don't let baby sleep in motion rocking, a swing, car ride, or stroller, it might look like baby sleeps better, but they don't reach that deep sleep that's needed for rest.

If you do prefer to rock baby to sleep, only do so until she is completely asleep and lay her down.

I believe in the no more tears method so my son gets picked up if he cries and if he wants to be rocked to sleep, he does also fall asleep on his own though.

You can also try the cry it out method, in which baby is put to bed and left to cry...the theory behind this is that he has to learn to self sooth.

Here is some more for you to read, on helping baby sleep...

http://www.breastfeeding-problems.com/baby-sleep-schedule.html

http://www.breastfeeding-problems.com/baby-fusses-at-breast.html

Hope this helps.

Good luck and enjoy your precious gift.



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restless at night
by: Phumeza

Thank you so much for your tips.

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How to soothe a colicky baby
by: Sehrish

My son was very fussy due to colic since his birth. We did every possible remedies but all in vain. My boy was crying all the time and it was a really hard time for my hubby and me. One of my friends suggested me to use babies magic tea. I did so and got great results.

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baby wont settle at night

by Hanhodgson

My lo feeds every hour in the evenings which is fine but last night she became really fussy on the nipple and wouldn't settle until my partner took her out for a walk at 1am!!

Then only slept for 20mins before needing another feed.

She seems like she's trying to go to the toilet all the time but can't and has really smelly farts. Since this has happened it's been difficult to get her to sleep in her own bed. She only settles on me!
Help!

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Dec 18, 2015
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could be a growth spurt
by: Tracy

Hey!


How old is your baby? It could be a growth spurt, which usually occurs at two, three and six weeks and then again at three and six months.

Read more here Growth Spurts in breastfed babies

Hope this helps

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Night Breastfeeding

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I am a breastfeeding mother.My baby boy is a year ans one month old and I m facing a huge problem in weaning off the breastfeeding in the night.I have tried almost everything.He is on solids.I just want to stop the feeding in the night or reduce it at least by half.My baby does not have a consistent sleep in the night.Wakes up every one or two hours and has to be breastfeed to sleep.Tried sippycup And bottle n every way possible made it take by husband but he just refuses to take it.In the night he is fed the last meal and diapers are checked..hence no reason to wake up so often apart from which if it is thirst refuses everything else.His day time feeding is not there if he is kept busy with others but when sees me alone has to ask for milk.Plssssss help for night weaning as I m tired and sleepless since ages.He doesn't get convinced by rocking either especially if it is from me and if by husband works twice maximum otherwise it's breastfeed again and when m all alone I the night there is feeding all the time as in when he wakes up.I don't know what I can do to help myself anymore.

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Dec 12, 2012
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This too shall pass
by: Allison Ferraro

You are definitely not alone! I have been going through this since my now 15 month old began teething. She needs it for comfort and now relies on breastfeeding to fall asleep. All. Night. My goal is to start weaning at 18 months and to begin by discussing it with her. It's amazing what they can comprehend and by telling her of the changes that we are going to make, I'm hoping that it will be a little bit easier. I'm really hoping! Would love to hear advice from others that have been there! Good luck to you. I know how hard it is to be severely sleep deprived for over a year.
This too shall pass

Dec 12, 2012
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my findings
by: Anonymous

Hi

I have been looking online for ways to do this too. My little girl is 17 months old and still wakes up between 3 to 4 times in the night to breastfeed.

I have been watching SuperNanny, and came across a video (the young family) now I know this is very controversial and many do not believe in letting their children cry it out, but in this video, they tell mom to sit close to the door, so that baby can see her and still feel secure.

I think I'm going to give it a try, the baby in the video started sleeping through after the second night or so. It will be so worth it, if I can start sleeping in the bed with my husband again (alone)!!

I think also, just encase your child is drinking for nutrition at night and not just comfort, you should make sure that they are eating enough during the day.

So this is how it works:

You stick to a bedtime routine, bath story and then always at the same time.

Then, either you or your partner sit with a little light shining in, approximately 4 feet away from the open door, so that your baby can see you. sit with your back facing baby.

Then, you just sit there in the dark and wait it out (while baby screams) until baby falls asleep. In the video it took a half hour of screaming the first day for baby to fall asleep.

Then, because we have little ones that wake up a few times per night, we will need to repeat this every time baby wakes up. Consistency is key, don't give up. It's really difficult if your child is not sleeping in a cot, because then they can get up and you will have to put them back in the bed every time they get up.

I also suggest that you do not do this if baby is teething, teething babies depend in their mom's boobs for comfort and pain relief.

In the video, the next night was 20 minutes if I remember correctly and then only two minutes in the middle of the night. So this seems to work quick and you will lose some sleep the first few nights but gain hours of sleep later.

Hope this will help

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breastfeeding problems at night

I have a month old baby strugling to properly breastfeed at night.

During the day he mostly feed without putting up a fight even though he then also tend to constantly unlatch throughout feeds but at least then he isn't constantly crying.

My problem is that at around 12 at night when he wakes to feed,he will unlatch after about 2 sucks,throw back his head and cry.

He keeps on doing this,refuse to be winded,refuse to properly latch and drink without gulping.

During the day I don't seem to have this problem even though he is at his most awake at night when he is so fussy and difficult. I don't have an idea as to what the problem is or how to remedy it.

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May 22, 2012
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a few reasons
by: Tracy

Hi fellow mommy! ;-)

There are many reasons why your baby might be so fussy at night, here are just a few…

1. Are your breasts really full when he tries to breastfeed at night? When your breasts are full, baby might be struggling to cope with the flow of your milk. You can try expressing some milk with a pump before you let him latch on. (I know, you might have to sit and do this while baby is crying, but I’m sure he’ll fall asleep again quickly when he starts drinking) You could also as an alternative to this, pump milk during the day for night feedings. Have you introduced a bottle to baby yet?

2. Is your baby drinking too much watery foremilk and not enough hindmilk? Hindmilk is the fattier milk at the back of your breasts. This is especially true for moms who have an oversupply of breast milk. You can also pump a little milk before the feeding, so that baby gets more hindmilk, which is also more filling (helps baby sleep longer stretches at a time.) Too much foremilk causes gas and colic pains. Read more on foremilk hindmilk imbalance here.

3. Your baby could just be going through a normal growth spurt…read more on how to handle growth spurts.

4. Many moms find that their breast milk supply is much lower in the evenings. But since you said your baby is gulping down the milk, I don’t think this is your problem.

5. Do you eat something different just before you go to bed at night? Your baby might be affected by something you take in at night, through your breast milk. (this is a less common reason though)

Hope this helps

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my 21 mnth baby cries late night

by raju gupta
(rangapara/assam/india)

Hi

It's really very comfortable solution site. So 1st I shall like 2 thank all of the members involved in it.

I feel very relaxed after reading and following the instructions. I have a very cute daughter named Juni and as being a father its really not tolerable seeing your daughter crying in front of you and when you are not able 2 do anything.

At present my 21 month old baby is sleeping just becoz of u all. Thanx and God bless u all.

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