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#1 premmie-29-weeks

Posted 03 April 2011 - 09:29 AM

Hi All,

DS recently had Gastro (over 2 weeks ago now) and our sleeping routine is basically pretty shot. Generally before he was sicj he would go down at 7pm and we might hear a night terror at about 9.30pm, but he would generally sleep until 4am (ish) take a quick feed and go back to sleep until 7am (ish). If he woke earlier than 4am I would go in and try to settle with a quick pat or some water, if that happend he could sometime go past 5am with the feed. Once we were past daylight saving I wanted to try to settle the 4am feed and get him to sleep till 6ish.

Since then it's been hit and miss, he's been up 2-3 times a night not including his feed. MCN suggested ruling out hunger first by dream feeding at 10pm (120mls). Its only been a few days and given day light saving its not a "typical" day as such. He woke at 3am last night after feeding at 10.30pm.

I'm not opposed to C/C if that's what I need to do. I generally will leave him 10-15 minutes at night to see if he can resettle himself and I know he can do it. My question is how do I trach him to settle at night again, he's fine during the day (2 x naps + 1 longer sleep). Quite frankly I know it sounds selfish but I'm really  needing him to start sleeping again and be a bit more consistent. The fatigue is getting to me physically and emotionally. Its actually starting to affect DH and I in our relationship too.

DH doesn't want the help of a nurse to teach him at night - though if we really needed it we could work out a way to afford it, not does he particularly want to go to a residential stay again (we went when he was 6 weeks old). The only option as I see it is to feed him up big during the day, keep df'ing and try not to respond to the 3am wakings unless absolutely necessary.

Has anyone tried C/C during the night with sucess. Generally he won't settle himself once he's really upset if that makes sense. It escalates quickly at night whereas during the day I shut the door and ignore the protests which go on for a few minutes only.

Anyone have any advice or suggestions?

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