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Chris, i can totally completely understand what you are going through. My son just would not sleep, be it day or night. He used to cry a lot as well. My suggestions are as follows:
- Take turns in handling th baby at night
- Let the last feed, say arounf 9pm, be a bottle feed, if full, he may sleep for some time.
- sing to him, have very soft music in the room, it may soothe him. I used to sing a lot to my son
- put him on a rocking craddle, he may sleep better in it, and maybe even longer
And as everyone says, it will pass. First 3 months are toughest.
Make sure YOU sleep when he does, sod the housework (all I concentrated on was the washing, cooking and washing up!). It WILL all sort its self out, and most importantly of all, ENJOY the time you spend with your son, no matter what time of day or night, holding your tiny baby is something you will always remember and cherish, there's no other experience like it.
You don't say if your little boy sleeps during the day and if so, how long for.
If my 6-week-old daughter sleeps for more than three hours any time after 3pm, we wake her up. And it works. It means that come bedtime (ours!) she will have a feed, become sleepy and happily drift off to the land of nod.
Sh'es 6 weeks old now and for the last four nights has slept for between five and seven hours.