Baby wakes up way too often. When i put her to bed (bath, breastfeed to sleep in our bed) she wakes up every 30-40 minutes until i finally give up and go to bed myself. Then she proceeds to wake up every 1-2 hours all night long until i finally call my husband (who sleeps in another room so that he doesn't get a migraine, and can take care of her all day) to take her so i can get 30-40 minutes sleep alone in the early morning.
She is tired already only like an hour after she gets up, and naps usually 3x per day, but again only up to about 40min-1hour max.
I work pretty much full time, 2 evenings, 2 days. The evenings are brutal- he manages to get her to sleep now (i had posted about this before) but she wakes up before i get home and totally FREAKS OUT since he has no boobs to give her. We've tried pacifiers instead and she doesn't want anything to do with them.
I am losing it. I have an auto-immune disorder which flares when i don't get proper sleep and it has now been over a year where i have not gotten more than maybe 4-5 hours sleep per night, and broken sleep at that. (I had pelvic instability while pregnant and woke every time i moved).
She's started eating more food, which i had hoped would help, but it hasn't yet. She did have reflux (maybe still does?) but is not on any meds, and also has a severe cows milk protein allergy, which is why i really wanted to keep breastfeeding as long as possible.
So yeah. Help. If any of you have ANY ideas of how i can get her to sleep more please please please let me know. I'm flipping out at my husband all the time, and honestly feeling like i'm falling apart. I've been looking online and it does seem that there are a lot of others like me who chose to co-sleep only to find that baby wakes all too often.
I believe she will sleep better if she can sleep on her own, but how to get her to learn to soothe herself to sleep???
Thanks for any ideas.