LO is 4 weeks old. Was 3 weeks 4 days premature. Has gained well and is totally breastfed by my daughter. I give him 2 3 oz bottles of her milk during the night.
The problem is, he will NOT sleep anywhere but in our arms. I can understand how nice this is for him, but I feel he's not getting good sleep and we sure need a rest.
He will nurse a number of times, some for comfort, and fall asleep on her breast or chest. When either she or I try to move him into his bed, he wakes and cries to the point of screaming.
Even if we didn't attempt to move him, what he's getting in our arms or on her breast is catnaps. He's not getting a good 1-3 hour nap at any point during the day. I think this is part of why he is crying so much. He's really exhausted. As are we!
Do any of you have any ideas how to get him to sleep in his bed? Or at least somewhere other than someone's arms? We have tried the car seat, the swinging cradle, and the bassinet. We have swaddled him.
Very occasionally, he will actually sleep in his bed. And it seems so much more of a restful sleep for him. But it has happened rarely.
Thanks for any input or ideas.