3 month old - Sleep
by Overtired momma
Do you recommend using the 3 naps routine for a 3 month old?
My son is exclusively breastfed, weighs at least 17 pounds now, eats every 2-3 hours during the day and wakes up at least 3 times a night to feed.
He naps between 30 and 60 minutes at a time and seems to be tired within 1-1.5 hours after waking up.
Can organizing his sleep this way help to get him to be a little more regular? there is no hind/foremilk imbalance...I have lots of milk and get him to empty one breast per feeding unless it's midday, when supply is normal and he drinks from both.
Sometimes I even have to double feed on one side because it will get engorged if I keep switching.
I used to be able to get him to self-soothe to sleep, but that all seems to be up in the air right now.
He will only go down if I soothe him and even then, he doesn't stay down for long. A couple days ago he napped for about 45 minutes, was waking and I went in and soothed him back to sleep. He ended up sleeping 2hours! That's a record that I have not been successful at duplicating:(
He can sleep on me for hours if I let him and always looks tired after these short naps because he's not going through a proper cycle. HELP!!!
(saint paul, mn)
I have insomnia and need to find something that is safe to take while breast feeding. And that will not decrease my milk supply cause I'm having issues with that too. I was taking unisom but found out it can decrease milk supply. I tried melitonin but that did nothing. Any suggestions would be much appreciated thanks