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    My baby is almost three weeks old and is fighting sleep evertime we turn around. He gets very upset and I don't want to pick him up everytime he cries for fear of spoiling him. He will stop crying everytime you pick him up and cry again when you put him down. I don't know what to do about him fighting sleep.

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    Default Re: fighting sleep

    Have you tried co-sleeping? My ds was the same way and I was very nervous about co-sleeping at first (I am, or WAS, a very deep sleeper). Once I put him in bed with me he started to sleep a lot better. It is worth a try. Good luck .
    Mommy to three amazing little ones...Noah {4/12/06}, Leah {3/21/08}, and Isaac {6/18/10}. Loving every moment!

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    Default Re: fighting sleep

    I agree with Angie about the co-sleeping thing. DD had previously been co-sleeping with us, because I got pdph from my epid., so I couldn't spend any time sitting up. I just recently got her to be able to sleep in her crib, and if she's gassy, she won't do that. I have to get her GOOOOOOD and asleep, into her deep sleep, where her eyes aren't moving from REM.

    I feel your pain though. DD is now 4 m/o and it took me until 3 weeks ago, to get her to sleep in her crib.

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    Default Re: fighting sleep

    Quote Originally Posted by new mom View Post
    My baby is almost three weeks old and is fighting sleep evertime we turn around. He gets very upset and I don't want to pick him up everytime he cries for fear of spoiling him. He will stop crying everytime you pick him up and cry again when you put him down. I don't know what to do about him fighting sleep.

    Congrats on your new arrival!

    You don't have to worry about spoiling your baby. Hold him as much as he/you desires! You can't spoil a newborn baby. Here's some helpful info:
    http://www.lalecheleague.org/FAQ/spoil.html
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/start/bas...nger-cues.html
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/normal/frequent-nursing.html

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    If you are worried about co sleeping you can start by putting your LO in the car seat in your bed. It sounds odd but my LO will only sleeps in her car seat or in our arms. We put her car seat in the crib or if she is fussy we put it in the bed so I can cuddle her more and have my hand on her side - which helps her sleep. However, a care seat take up a lot of room in the bed so it is not nearly as fun. I'm thinking it may be a baby step in the direction of co-sleeping.
    HTH
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