Hi everyone! Greetings from the land of constant nursing!
I'm sorry to hear about the mastitis, lilstar. It has actually helped me to read about it, though, because last night I started getting some oversupply/pain/clogged feelings on one side, and since I've been thinking about you I worked really hard to coordinate the boys to work through it and I think we got it fixed before it had a chance to turn into anything serious. I've been lucky not to have mastitis but I've had clogged ducts that definitely had me in tears.
Caled--no idea. I think you can turn down almost anything, though. What is included in the newborn screen? In any case, I wish you lots of luck in advocating for your family!
Farmes--have you tried getting him almost to sleep and then putting him in the cradle? I can NOT co-sleep. My babies have all started off exactly with your setup and then moved to their own rooms/spaces once they outgrow it, but they all prefer napping on us, when allowed. We let them when we can during the day, but at night I'm too worried about them falling off the bed/suffocating/being removed from my loving arms by giant monster aliens of doom to fall asleep, so it's back to the crib with them. Also, does he have any reflux symptoms? Sometimes if they are uncomfortable being flat on their backs they don't settle well--if that's the case you can try propping up the mattress with a folded towel to give him a better angle. Good luck!
We seem to be hitting some sort of six-week stride, which I appreciate. There is still a long (2-hour) stretch of wakefulness in the middle of the night for DS1, which sucks, but they seem to have gotten onto a regular night feeding schedule, so at least we can predict what's coming. I just keep having trouble with my expectations. I wake up every day with a list of things I'd like to do or accomplish, and then get really down when I get to the end of the day and we've only just gotten to one or two things on the list. And then I get mad at myself for not just appreciating these sweet early days and staring at the babies more.