First time Mum to my 4 week old baby girl. She is exclusively breastfed and will not tolerate a dummy.
Her first week at home she slept at night in her moses basket. The past 3 week’s she will only settle at night when lying next to me or feeding on me until she falls into a deep sleep. I have to carry her around during the day in a sling, just to get things done around the house. If I try to put her down, she can appear in a deep sleep, and the minute I put her down, she wakes up instantly. I’ve tried patting her, placing my hand on her belly, stroking her face, all to get her back to sleep, she cries and cries until I pick her up, and then instantly stops crying. During the day I’ll feed her, she will begin to fall asleep, the minute I try to put her down after she drops off me feeding, she’s awake. Unless I carry her over my shoulder, walking around the living room with her, or sometimes in the sling, she will not sleep at all during the day, then she’s becoming irritable because she’s overtired.
If anyone has any suggestions to what I can do to get her to sleep on her own day or night, I’d really appreciate it. Thank you all so much. x