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Old Feb 11th, 2018, 02:42 AM   1
Rosesrred
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Grunting and crying newborn


Hi everyone, Iím breastfeeding my 2 week old. He feeds every 3 hours during the day, sometimes more often and is pretty settled and content. Not overly keen on being put down but usually settles in Moses basket or sleepyhead.
However, over the past 3-4 nights he has been a nightmare from 10pm til about 5am! He grunts like crazy and screams and arches his back. Nothing will soothe him except latching on, sometimes he doesnít even suck, just content with nipple in his mouth! I havenít been able to sleep for 3 days now as he will only settle on my chest at night. Itís exhausting but I also hate thinking heís in pain.
He is pretty good at getting wind up and we usually have 1-2 big burps after a feed.
I have noticed he isnít doing as many poo nappies any more, maybe only 2 small ones a day.

Can anyone give me some advice? Iím exhausted and at my wits end!



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Old Feb 11th, 2018, 15:40 PM   2
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Could it be reflux he is suffering?



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Old Feb 14th, 2018, 04:56 AM   3
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Im in same sort of situation. Baby change into a tiny cute monster from 10-5am! Just wants nipple in her mouth hardly sucks but I'm getting to little sleep. She's exhausted by 5am and will sleep all day until I wake her up. It reduces me to tears but she's only 9 days old so got to have faith itll either get easier or become the norm lol!



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2018, 06:07 AM   4
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It sounds pretty typical of fussy evening/ nighttime new born and cluster feeding. My first was like this from 4pm to the small hours and would happily stay on my boob! We resorted to a dummy for my sanity which she happily took. This baby gets fussy and lots of feeding 5-2am. It is exhausting but pretty normal, have you tried a dummy for your own peace of mind as it is draining!!



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2018, 16:23 PM   5
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Totally normal! Not fun, but normal! Add in a growth spurt around 2- 3 weeks and it can be tough going. Just keep offering the boob. You can't go wrong with a bit of boob!



 
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Old Feb 16th, 2018, 16:26 PM   6
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Does sound completely normal!
So long as thereís no vomiting feeds etc, unless your worried (obviously see your dr if you are) Iíd just pass it off as normal newborn behaviour.

Remember ďthis too shall passĒ



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2018, 01:50 AM   7
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Thanks everyone, my nipples are very sore as a result of the constant sucking and feeding, I think one is cracked but they also feel very bruised. Any tips on easing the pain? I was considering expressing all the feeds today to give my nipples a break?



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Old Feb 17th, 2018, 02:11 AM   8
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Lansinoh cream. Iíd try not to stop as they will heal and become tough from it plus at 2 weeks baby is still establishing feeding etc. Xx



 
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