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    Default Pooping at night + When do breastfed babies sleep through the night 7pm - 7am?

    Would love some advice about my DS pooping at night and also when will he sleep through 7-7?

    About two weeks ago DS would get his dream feed at 9PM (just before I go to bed as by then im too tired to stay awake till midnight). He would then wake up around 2am ish because he needs to fart (sorry there's no other way to say this) and I would pop his dummy in his mouth, then he would go back to sleep till around 3.30 - 4.30 am when he would feed back to bed and wake up at 7am. This i could easily handle as it was only once truly getting up to feed him (he's in a bassinet next to me so i reach over and pop the dummy in)

    He is now 16 weeks and is beginning to learn to roll over. Well, since the last three nights he won't settle with his dummy at 2am and he wants to be fed twice a night again, he is now also pooping at that time so i need to change his nappy at night, but then he wakes up again to poop at 5.30, he also did at 7.30, at 9am and at 11. Why is he pooping at night now when two weeks ago he would just do this in the morning after 8am?

    Why does he all of the sudden want more feeds during the night too?
    When will he be able to sleep through the night. I read on this forum some mums baby sleeps 7-7 (you guys are so lucky). And he also still wants to feed roughly every 2.5-3 hours. I was told he should be feeding every 4 hours but I just cant do this.

    does anyone have any advice?
    Im also not really wanting to let him cry it out - it breaks my heart to do that to him, i just cant . He usually goes down wide awake during the night though- he looks up and smiles at me during the night when i tuck him in, i kiss him goodnight and then he takes his dummy and just drifts off - he is good like that tho). But what to do about the pooping/farting at night that wakes him up and the being hungry all the time?

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    All babies are different. There's no magic moment when they will sleep through - some do it early, some not until after they are 2!

    If he's hungry, he could be having a grow spurt. Their needs change all the time as they grow and develop and my best advice is go with the flow and take your cues from your bub. If they are hungry, feed them. Tired, put them to sleep. Their routines will change a lot as they grow, and sometimes with no notice!

    As for the pooping at night, not much you can do about that one. When they've got to go, they've got to go!

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    Sounds like the four month sleep regression....if you're lucky it will pass in a week or two. Just ride it out til then!

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    He's growing and wants more food.

    He's only very little, I wouldn't expect him to sleep thru just yet .
    Not saying that he can't , but all babies r different and it's just guesswork as to when they will.

    Babies change all the time . Just when you think you've figured it out , they change and it starts again!

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    Sounds a bit like the four month growth spurt/ sleep regression, which can take from a few weeks to get back to some kind of normal or like my dd who was sleeping through from 4 weeks then hit the four month sleep regression and even now at 15 months still wakes a few times a night, we night weaned at 13 months which has made no difference.

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    I agree with the others, mine is 2.5 now and a usual night is him waking up once for me to recover him with blankets/get him a drink/comfort him before he goes back to sleep. He's been through stages of sleeping through without needing me at all, but they come and go. I just tell myself that eventually he will be happy enough to not need me during the night at all!

    I guess what I'm trying to say is that his sleep will change and he may not sleep through for ages yet! I think the best way to see it is that whatever is happening now is likely to change so if it's good, enjoy it! If it's not so good, then it shouldn't be too long before it changes. Good luck!

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    My DD3 is 13 and a half months and breastfed, she has slept through the night three times. It's much more frequent for her to be in my bed with me snacking whenever she wants.

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    Why do you want your 4mth old baby to sleep 7-7?

    And there is little you can do with the poop.

    wifey of hubby who is always away. mother of two girls who are always amusing.

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    I agree. Just ride it out, you'll probably find it's all changed in a week or few

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    Ps- my baby is 8 months and still doesn't 'sleep through', I think you've got things going well as they are

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