How can I return to work when my baby is still waking repeatedly during the night?
Dawn was exhausted; her 6 month old baby was in her bed and still waking every 1 ½ to 2 hours throughout the night. How could she think about returning to work?
Life was already exhausting with a 3 and a half year old, 6 month old, a house renovation project, my husband’s busy job and my impending return to work as a doctor. But with our baby boy waking every 1 1/2 to 2 hours all night long and spending most of the night in our bed (with my husband in the spare room), we felt close to breaking point at times.
I hadn’t had more than 2 hours sleep in a row for months. I found Millpond Sleep Clinic using Google; I liked the website, testimonials and other positive comments on mumsnet etc. I was also impressed that Millpond train NHS staff.
Things have improved so much since we worked with Millpond and I felt the methods were gentle, and specifically addressed all the issues.
Life is still exhausting but we are getting enough sleep to cope with it now!