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I need help please

I was wondering if anyone had some advice.  This is my first baby and I really don't know what to do.  Blake sleeps so well during the day, but when it comes to the nighttime, he gets really fussy.  I feed him, I change him, I burp him, I caress him, but still nothing.  He cries non-stop for hours.  It starts around midnight to two in the morning and goes continuously until 4 am -6 am.  I really don't know what to do.  The doctor says she doesn't think he's colicky though and he's fine, but how can I get him to not sound like someone is killing him.  I feel so bad.  He has me in tears because I feel so bad for him. He is so beautiful and I hate to see him cry that way.  I even tried formula once at night to see if that worked, but still nothing.  any suggestions? Thanks
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Thank you for your advice. I am still trying to keep him up during the day, but it's so hard. I'm just hoping for the best.
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my baby did that for the first week and half or so because he couldn't stay awake for more than 3 or 4 hours at a time. it was just something i had to work with and eventually he got to where he would be up longer during the day and sleep longer at night. try not letting your baby sleep after 5 or 6 p.m. and lay him/her down about 10 or so and as soon as they go to sleep, you go to sleep as well. sleep when your baby sleeps and keep working at it. you'll get the hang of it soon and so will your baby. good luck!
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Thank you.  I try to keep him up during the day as much as I can and the lights and noise is on, but when I breastfeed him, he falls asleep while eating.  Then its nearly impossible to wake him up, but when I am able, then he cries because I'm keeping him up.  I just feel so bad because he cries for hours straight at night.  Hopefully the day and night thing will reverse soon.  
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We're up all night too!  Seems that it's normal for newborns to have their days and nights mixed up.  To make nighttime better, the midwife told us to focus our effort during the day - don't allow the baby to get too much sleep, and try to be around daily noises and light.  Slowly, night and day should reverse... and all should be better.  Good luck :)
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