4.5 mo. old needs help sleeping at night
Looking for any advice out there.
My 4.5 mo old was a phenomenal sleeper at 2 mos of age, giving me 8-10 uninterrupted hours straight through the night. He'd nurse, then go back for another 3-4 uninterrupted hours. It was glorious. Made this 3rd kid thing seem like a breeze. Then something happened. I don't know what, other than reflux, could be to blame. He was diagnosed around 6 weeks and started various medications to treat. We are now dosing Zantac (1.2 ml 2x/day) and Prevacid solutabs (15 mg 1x/day). He takes an Enfamil AR bottle in the morning and we've been trying to introduce cereal, but he's not into it yet. Nurses about every 3 hours during the day, sometimes 4 depending on timing of naps. Sleeping 7/8 PM-12:30 at best, then waking, sometimes every hour for rest of night. Takes good naps during day (1-1.5 hrs in morning and 2-3 hrs in afternoon). Head of crib is elevated for reflux. I still swaddle. It's a magic go-to-sleep potion for him. He's out in seconds once swaddled. I'm afraid to stop. With reflux his hands are always at his face/ears and he wakes himself up if not swaddled.
Any advice on how to get him to sleep more soundly through the night?
They call me MammaRatzi
Mom to Nolan (2.5.05) weaned at 12 mos.
Evelyn (11.28.07) weaned at 14 mos.
Henry (5.12.11) dealing with moderate to severe reflux and BFing with the exception of one Enfamil AR bottle a day to help symptoms