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    Default 3 almost 4 months sleeping.

    Does anyone's 3-4 month old baby sleep through the night? Ours sleeps max 5 hours. We have a nightly routine of breast feed and story time at 6:30 and usually asleep by 7. My niece slept through the night almost immediately. Our friends kid started through the night by 1 month. Both fed formula only so I assume that was why. Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?

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    I dont know of anyones baby sleeping thru the night, formula or not. Mine never have either.

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    It may interest you to know that many clinical trials use 5 hours as their definition of sleeping through the night. Babies are simply not designed to sleep for 12 hours at a time.

    Personally, my babies one FF from birth and the other EBF both woke the same amount of times in the night. There was absolutely no difference.

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    My daughter slept through the night at 3 months. Exclusively breastfed.
    I think it's important to remember every single baby is different. And even though my daughter has slept through since 3 months this doesn't mean that my next baby will do the same.
    In fact you'll find alot of babies don't sleep through the night til way past 6 months.
    It sounds like what your baby is doing is totally normal. I wouldn't worry about it!

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    Default 3 almost 4 months sleeping.

    Quote Originally Posted by Once Upon a Time View Post
    It may interest you to know that many clinical trials use 5 hours as their definition of sleeping through the night. Babies are simply not designed to sleep for 12 hours at a time.

    Personally, my babies one FF from birth and the other EBF both woke the same amount of times in the night. There was absolutely no difference.
    That is a good point. We go to bed way later, so I guess it technically he is sleeping as he should and we just get used to the odd hours of sleep.

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    Hi. My daughters all slept thru the night from an early age. Between 8 weeks to 14 weeks they started. They were all breast fed. We always followed the feed play sleep routine from about 10 days old. However, what I have learnt is that all babies are different and the last thing you should do is put pressure and anxiety on yourself to reach that goal. At this age if you are only getting u once to feed through the night then that is awesome and I would say you have a good thing. There are plenty of mums getting up a lot more than that. *hugs*

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    Quote Originally Posted by L.j View Post
    Hi. My daughters all slept thru the night from an early age. Between 8 weeks to 14 weeks they started. They were all breast fed. We always followed the feed play sleep routine from about 10 days old. However, what I have learnt is that all babies are different and the last thing you should do is put pressure and anxiety on yourself to reach that goal. At this age if you are only getting u once to feed through the night then that is awesome and I would say you have a good thing. There are plenty of mums getting up a lot more than that. *hugs*
    My mini usually will fall asleep at 7, up around 11-12, up again around 4 and then 6.

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    Have you tried a dream feed before u go to bed. Like at around 10.30 ish?? I am sure it helped my dds get through the night. It may be enough to skip the midnight feed and get to 4am??

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    Formula feeding doesn't have anything to do with how long babies sleep sorry. 5 hours sounds completely normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by repsbiscayne View Post
    My mini usually will fall asleep at 7, up around 11-12, up again around 4 and then 6.
    My 5 month old does the same. She's started dropping the 4 am feed sometimes lately though, or I've seen so sleepy I haven't noticed it? At one point I thought she was sleeping through the night and then realised that I was so out of it when I woke up in the night that I wasn't remembering it the next day. Ignorance was bliss!


 

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