is this common?

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Registered: 10-09-2006
is this common?
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Thu, 05-20-2010 - 4:10pm

Logan will not let me sit down to rock him to sleep. I have to stand up and moving for him to fall asleep or even to stop crying. Are any of your babies like this? We have a wonderful, very comfy rocker that I use to nursery but to try to get him to sleep - it's not even an option. He is getting better about me being able to put him down in his crib almost asleep and fall asleep on his own or he whimpers for a few minutes and then doses off but sometimes I would like to use the rocker instead of having to stand. Is Logan the only one like this? And he knows if I sit down :)

Next thing is when Logan wakes up from a nap he is so upset. I think a lot of times he is still tired and sometimes I can get him to fall back asleep but usually not. So then I try nursing him, you know the whole sleep, eat, play routine, well then while I am nursing he pretty much is sleeping. He is sucking some but I feel like he isn't getting any milk. This sometimes continues for an hour or more. I know I shouldn't do that but I can't get him to wake up or eat faster. He is such a slow nurser anyways, somedays I feel like he is on my boob all day! Any suggestions on how to make him nurse faster? Is this common for younger babies and eventually it gets better? And do your babies wake up upset? Don't get me wrong he does have his play time and isn't really nursing all day. I have noticed that the night time feeding is getting shorter, so that's something.

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Registered: 10-03-2008
In reply to: tngirl_83
Mon, 05-31-2010 - 2:08am

Hi Ashley! I know I'm a bit late chiming in, but...


Yes, it's Very common! Especially so young. I swear they have altimeters!! Jasper has finally gotten to where I can sometimes rock him to sleep, but he definitely settles faster if I'm up & walking. He also stil sometimes has what I call 'nursy-naps' where he'll sleep a while, then wake up fussy, nurse & doze some more. There' is no 'should' as far as these things. Doctors & 'experts' don't all agree on this stuff. Plus you are the only expert on your baby, so you have to do what works for you & Logan. Don't fret, this new baby phase, while seeming to last forever, is quickly gone! I already wonder where it went!


For me, it has always worked best to stay flexibile & go with what works for each baby. They're all different, by the way. I had been told that before having my 2nd, but you never realize just how true it is until you see it for yourself.


Soak up every second! Even if you have to spend half of the day nursing a half asleep baby. : D


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