Re: Trouble with my 5 week olds sleep patterns
Hello and welcome to the healthboards.
You are not a horrible mother by any means. While some parents can brag about their newborns sleeping through the night from a very early age, I would say the majority of us have the opposite experience.
At five weeks, babies are still very much on their own schedules. All you can do is exactly what you are doing. keep his schedule as regular as possible. it would be easier for you to adapt to his schedule, getting sleep when he does.
In time, he will find his way into your schedule. Until then, try and keep yourself as rested and relaxed as possible. Babies can sense when you are stressed, and will respond to you best when you both are relaxed and happy.
These first weeks are the hardest of alll Soon enough everything will smooth out and you will forget how difficult this time was.
Best to you