We live in a society that seems to be obsessed with whether our babies are "good" babies, meaning, do they sleep through the night?! It can be very hard when our babies aren't doing what everybody thinks that they should be doing. However, it is very normal for infants to wake many times during the night, and to have extremely variable sleep patterns. Babies can vary from sleeping anywhere between 9 to 18 hours in a 24 hour period, and they are all normal! I love this blog from Raised Good, which talks about 'Biologically Normal Infant Sleep'.
If you are struggling with your baby's sleep patterns, please book in to see me. I can explain the principles of sleep and sleep pressure in detail which can significantly improve your situation without any formal "sleep training" or "cry it out" strategies.
The following references provide more information:
The following Facebook groups are helpful places to find support: