Hi everyone, I hope someone here can help or suggest something to try before I go insane
My DD is 5 months and is EBF. I co-sleep and so far she hasn't been sleeping through the night, but she'd do a 4 hour stretch from about 10:30-11pm and then would feed and go back to sleep in literally minutes, then wake up after 3 hours, feed, then wake up after two hours or so. Not ideal, but since she would feed quickly we'd both be back to sleep in minutes and wake up around 7.30 or 8 am.
For the last few nights her sleep has become more and more erratic and she sleeps for max 2 hours at a time... From about 1-2am she's squirming, grunting and thrashing around, pulling her legs up and occasionally farts, then sleeps a bit, then the cycle repeats. She is also very quickly turning her head from side to side and now started to scratch the side of her head as well - weird. A lot of the time she doesn't even want to eat, but it's obvious to me that she is in pain or something is bothering her. I am EXHAUSTED and don't think I can deal with this much longer. I'm also worried that she's not getting enough sleep and won't develop properly! She has three naps a day, each one is about 40mins-1hr, she just won't sleep for longer.
I already gave up eating dairy and soy (though I only gave up obvious sources of dairy I will now try to give it up completely), as I think she's sensitive to them.
Someone on another forum suggested that she might have silent reflux - I read about it and she does display some symptoms, but my husband thinks I'm a hypochondriac and just looking for things to worry about.
Last night was terrible, DD would only settle on the breast - it's a bit crazy as it looks like she eats more frequently at night than during the day!