I had a great sleeper from day one and he would sleep 5-6 hours stretches but I was so worried he was sleeping too much so I was waking him for feeds etc. I stopped waking him at night at about 6 weeks and he happily slept right through the night. The nurses had me so convinced that he needed to be woken but if I could do it all again I wouldn't worry and just let him wake when he was ready and hungry. At about 10 weeks he started catnapping during the day but was sleeping 12-14 hours at night.
At about 4 months once he could roll he was having 2 x 2 hour sleeps plus all night.
Last edited by Fauvette; 09-04-2016 at 06:40.
Expressing is a bloody pain though, I had so much milk and had recurrent bouts of mastitis I couldn't miss a feed or stretch out longer than 3 hours or I'd get it again.
6 weeks is pretty young for a set routine, they start developing patterns but it take a bit longer to get to something predictable. They def do go at their own pace at that age.
All 6 of mine were feeding every 2 hours or closer. At night we Co slept so feed with out waking fully.
I am another one who's babies don't leave my side for the first year or so.
I am a 'go with the flow' for the first 2 years. No set routines. Baby led.
After 2 we start with a bed time routine etc..
It's what works for our family.
Last edited by LoveLivesHere; 09-04-2016 at 07:44.
again, I don't expect this to be a forever solution but it's working for now. and I'm not imposing the nap times or trying to enforce any kind of schedule, more just following his cues. but I was allowing him to try and nap in public areas of the house that were too well lit and noisy and I don't think it was working for him.
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