I'm not sure where to start. I have a 5month old who right from the start has not slept through the night. I once had a 6 hour bout of sleep 2 nights in a row, but that's as good as it's gotten. I am also finding it really difficult to, I guess bond with him as he just doesn't seem interested in breastfeeding from me and would rather have formula, so i made the decision the other day to give in and formula feed him so now i'm fighting the guilts and depression at being rejected. I know I love him and definately wouldn't want anything bad to happen to him, but I also have a 2 year old and if there was a choice between the two I would definately pick my first son.
I am very, very tired, constantly lashing out at my husband as a result. I thought that formula feeding would help my baby sleep better, but it doesn't appear to be. He wakes every 1-2 hours at night, and has (2) 1.5 hour sleeps during the day, but unfortunately they don't coincide with my 2 year olds sleeps, so no nap for me even.
I have been told, it's because he hasn't learnt to settle himself, but he puts himself to sleep every time, it's just when he wakes he can't resettle.
My 2 year old was an angel. Hope someone out there can help, or offer some advice or commiserations.