I feel like I'm at my wit's end. I'm reasonably smart and usually have a good sense of humour. My son has me worn out, stupid and feeling like a failure. I don't know what to do, when to do it, or how to do it. So here's everything and hopefully someone will have advice on at least some of it.
1. He won't sleep. He fights going to sleep. We've started trying to get him on a routine but it's not working. It's only been two days but he's only sleeping about 7-8 hours at night with stretches 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 hours max. He'll only fall asleep nursing or in his swing. I'm starting to keep sleep logs per The No Cry Sleep Solution but so far it's just making me realize how bad the problem is.
2. He's been fussing/crying a lot more at night. I don't know if it's reflux, teething, gas, or just his tempermant.
3. He is very hard to burp. Sometimes he'll relax enough and let out huge burps but other times he'll go all day with nothing. Then he gets out of sorts and spits up/vomits. Any chance letting him sit upright more in a Bumbo during the day would help with the gas/reflux?
4. My breasts hurt. I don't know why. When he nurses it's typically only for about 5-7 minutes on one side and we switch sides every two hours. We got in the habit of doing block feeds because I have a strong letdown and tend toward oversupply. Should we be switching back to both sides per feeding? Switching sides sooner than two hours? He really doesn't show any interest in eating for longer.
I think there was more but I'm so tired I can't remember it. I've probably rambled on enough for now anyway.