Re: 3 weeks and still frustrated
I certainly don't have all the answers, but one solution that has worked for both of my sons is co-sleeping, especially at this young age. My sense is that they are so used to being so close to you for the last nine months, that sleeping apart can be really challenging. We don't co-sleep for a long period but the first 4-6 weeks is a time that really works for us. My son is snuggled right up to me, often with my hand physically on him, and it seems to settle him in to sleeping more. We then do a sort of graduated transfer to a bassinet in the room (first side-car next to the bed so that I can snuggle or rest a hand on him, then move bassinet slightly farther and farther away, til he's in the room with us, but not right close) until about 6 months or so when we transfer to another room. I re-read your post; it's not clear whether you are cosleeping or not, but just an idea.
Originally Posted by @llli*cmom311
DS Ethan 12/16/2008
Breast fed/pumped 11 months as a surgical resident, 80 hours a week at work
DS Abram Daniel 12/20/2012
Feel like we've gotten a strong start