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So, up until yesterday LO was sleeping well during hte day, some 1 hour stretches, some 3 hour stretches. Sometimes in the wrap or sling, sometimes in the swing. He always needed help to fall asleep, though.<br>
As of yesterday he won't sleep during the day. He is clearly tired, and starts to fall asleep, and sometimes startles awake, sometimes just wakes up. He's calm for a lot of the time, but then gets cranky. I know he needs more sleep than this. Nursing to sleep sometimes works, but then he doesn't stay asleep for more than 10-15 minutes.<br><br>
I took him for a walk in the Moby today. He slept while we were walking, (maybe 30 min) but as soon as we got home (before I stopped walking, but after we entered the house) he woke up.<br><br>
This can't be healthy. Not to mention it's driving me crazy!
 

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It's only been a couple of days. Don't worry, DD did this a couple times, but they were just random periods, then she'd go back no good naps.
 

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I know what you're going through. My baby slept for the first month and then.....Ever since those 3 wonderful weeks she has been sleeping 30 minutes at a time. She is now 4 months old and will sleep 1 hour or 2 if I keep her on me otherwise it's just cat naps. I don't have much advise, but you are not alone.
 

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My LO did this a couple of times at 1 month old too, and then went back to the random regular naps throughout the day. I wouldn't worry too much unless it lasts longer than a few days.<br><br>
I agree about using a carrier to get in longer naps if possible, too. Our Moby and stroller (with carseat) are godsends!
 

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My dd was the same way...She was just so overtired by 7:00 pm that she would cry for hours. Her naps were a very light sleep--anything would wake her up. I tried rocking, white noise, car rides, walking in the stroller...as soon as any of that stopped, she'd wake up (even at a red light, she'd start screaming)<br><br>
During that 4 month period I developed terrible insomnia myself...it lasted for years. I finally traced it to excess copper levels. When I stopped taking my multivitiamin my insomnia got much better. I read that copper in breast milk can cause sleep problems and I attribute her insomnia to the copper in the prenatal vitamins I was still taking while breast feeding. Could that be an issue for you?<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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Thanks, everyone for your encouraging responses. Today I let him nurse until he seemed to really fall asleep and he's been asleep for about an hour now. In the past I have unlatched him, and still held him, a bit earlier. So either this was just a 2-day issue, or he just needs me to let him stay on the boob longer. If I let him stay on as long as he would on his own, he'd be on there for an hour (after finishing eating). I don't mind when I'm at home (usually), but this gets difficult if we're out and about and I know he needs to sleep.<br>
Kids are such a learning curve!!<br>
Hopefully this trend continues.<br><br>
Oh, on a side note, he's been having "night" terrors during the day. I read that this can be caused by disrupted sleep schedules, so I'll be interested to see if they go away if I can get him back to sleeping regularly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 
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