Personally? My advice would be to let him sleep.. If there's no concern about his weight, let him sleep when he wants to, let him eat when he wants to. He will let you know what he wants and when he wants it. Trying to live life off a schedule is gonna kill ya. Let him help make things easier by following HIS schedule. ;)
I can't nurse him every 5 minutes, my nips are cracked, bleeding and feel like knives are stabbing them. I'm using my natural birthing breathing techniques to get thru feedings/comfort nursing. His latch is really pretty good though, I've been working with an LC and she agrees. I just think he is on the boob too much.
So his witching hours are between 2pm and 9pm. He will scream non stop during this time. BUT...at night, he sleeps thru the night. He slept 7 hours last night and I tried to wake him to feed and he wouldn't have it..just kept sleeping. I figured since he is nursing 7 hours straight, I might as well let him sleep thru the night. What do you ladies think?
Here's something else. His right shoulder pops sometimes...its creepy. I'm thinking of taking im to the chiro.
I know its too early to diagnose as colic but 7 hours of non stop crying baby has me worried. Its the kind of cry where he won't let air into his lungs.
Any advice mommas? Sorry I haven't been on here as much. This mom stuff is hard. Plus my dad had 2 heart attacks today, that makes his 3rd and 4th heart attack. We are all really scared. I tried to go up to the hospital to visit and the nurses freaked out that I had a newborn with me. I figured in the cardio wing he wouldn't be at risk, but they asked me to leave bc it wasn't safe. So I gave Henry to my husband, who doesn't have boobs and lil man just cried the whole time I was with my dad.
Ugh sorry I'm a mess. Any advice on the baby stuff is greatly appreciated.