My LO is almost 10 weeks old. For the past 2 weeks, he has been catnapping, naps that are only 10-20 min long. I have tried to shush/pat, pacifier, swaddling, white noise, holding him to sleep, rocking him to sleep, etc. Once he is put down into the Rock N Play or into the crib, without fail, 5-15 min later, he is crying when he wakes. He's been super grumpy lately. Is there anyway to lengthen his catnaps right now? Someone had stated that he is going through a Wonder Week and I am hoping that is the case. My poor little guy is exhausted (and so is his mommy) and overtired (showing all the classic sleep cues). I'm trying to at least transition into a flexible schedule since I will be going back to work in a few weeks, but the catnaps are messing it up...We are loosely doing the eat play sleep routine.
Second issue that just started yesterday was a nursing strike. Due to latching issues, we've been both breastfeeding and bottle feeding expressed breastmilk to our LO. It's been working really well in general until this past week and the super short naps so I haven't been able to pump. I started breastfeeding him more throughout the day instead of alternating with the bottles since I didn't have time to pump. He will latch on and suck for 3-5 min (seemingly well); however, once he delatches either himself or by me if he's biting down, he will scream when I try to re-latch him. I then switch breasts since at first I thought it was a letdown issue. Again he will latch pretty quickly, but then again once he de-latches, he won't re-latch again and screams the entire time. He goes into a "plank position" and can't be consoled unless you get up and walk around. After the last instances, I gave him a bottle which he did end up drinking most of it (about 80 ml), which is nowhere near what I know he can take (max 150 ml), but usually averages around 120 ml.
I would really appreciate any help or suggestions for either of these issues.
Thanks in advance!