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My 11 week old son was sleeping from 10pm to between 4 & 6 am from about 6 weeks which was very exciting. Then at 8 weeks I started a daytime sleeping routine as he was having trouble getting to sleep during the day and we had one week where both his day and night time sleeping was great. But over the last fortnight Owen has started pushing his waking time during the night from 6am to 5 to 4, 3 and now 2 am for a feed and then waking up a few hours later for reasons unknown. I accept he can't get through the night without one feed (I give him a 10pm feed) but am a bit dazed and confused about the change in patterns and it looks like his sleeping is getting worse rather than better. I was following the advice given in a book called the complete sleep guide for contented babies and toddlers which was good for getting a daytime sleeping pattern established but seems to have mucked up the night times. Any tips, advice or just reassurance would be greatly appreciated
Frustrated....Owens Mum :confused:
From memory I think this was around the time that Lachla had a "growth spurt" and you may find bub just needs that extra feed.
I say stick with your routine re daytime sleeps etc but go with the flow during the night and hopefully it will pass. ;)
Just in case anyone else has the same problem. It seems the reason for Owen reverting to 3 hourly feeds at night and eventually to 2 hourly during the day at times may be because I am having some milk supply problems with the breast feeding. I got him weighed the other day as I started to wonder if his constant hunger was 'reasonable' and the nurse confirmed that whilst he was putting on weight, it was not as much as she might have expected. So I am giving him a top up formula feed after he has breastfed at about 10pm. And offering him both sides when breast feeding, which will hopefully fill him up and I guess stimulate more milk production for me. It is only early days in this latest endevour so can't report success, but keeping my fingers crossed. If my supply doesn't improve then I guess I'll have to move to bottle feeding, but I have at least made it to 3 months of breastfeeding with him.
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