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    Default Did sleep intervals ever increase?

    Ok so DS1 is still consistently waking every three hours overnight and breastfeeding.

    I'm not interested in starting a debate over sleep methods or whether he needs to feeds etc.

    What I would like to know is whether anyone who had a similar pattern - 3 hourly waking found that the intervals increased - to four hourly or five on their own?

    If so, when did It happen and did it coincide with anything? Longer day naps? Increased solids? Crawling/walking and expending more energy etc?

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    My second child was 3hrly from birth till 6/7mths. Then fed 2x a night (bed 6.30pm feed 11pm& 4am then bedshared till 5.30/6am). She was sleeping 1x1hr and 1x3-3.5hrs during the day then.

    Some kids automatically drop feeds and others you need to encourage. Dd2 still needed those night feeds as she fed 2hrly mostly during the day.

    I delayed solids till 7mths and I found they made nights worse before it improved.

    I might be rambling so I will stop.

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    One of my kids was a 2 hrly feeder until 11 months, sleeping through the night at 2 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    My second child was 3hrly from birth till 6/7mths. Then fed 2x a night (bed 6.30pm feed 11pm& 4am then bedshared till 5.30/6am). She was sleeping 1x1hr and 1x3-3.5hrs during the day then.

    Some kids automatically drop feeds and others you need to encourage. Dd2 still needed those night feeds as she fed 2hrly mostly during the day.

    I delayed solids till 7mths and I found they made nights worse before it improved.

    I might be rambling so I will stop.
    Any idea what led them to drop the feeds on their own? Just spontaneously/age and development related?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    One of my kids was a 2 hrly feeder until 11 months, sleeping through the night at 2 years old.
    Any theories on what changed at 11 months?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaGal View Post
    Any idea what led them to drop the feeds on their own? Just spontaneously/age and development related?
    For dd2 I was very much more chilled so she dropped them herself when she was ready.

    Dd1 was a pain in the buttocks. She was feeding in 40min intervals overnight 6-9mths before I had to forcefully drop the feeds to just twice a night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaGal View Post
    Any theories on what changed at 11 months?
    My baby finally deciding solids were worth eating Weaned from breast at 16 months...but still woke nightly after that.

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    Default Did sleep intervals ever increase?

    My DS fed regularly over night until 14 months when I had to actively night wean him as I was exhausted. He just never stretched those times out even when he started solids/crawling/walking/finished teething etc.

    My DD (5.5 months) usually feeds once a night around 1pm but this does change a bit. 2 weeks ago it was every 2hrs but seems to settle back into longer stretches.

    ETA: To answer your questions - DD seems to wake more to feed during the wonder weeks then settles back into her *usual* routine.

    Best wishes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wobbleyhorse View Post
    My DS fed regularly over night until 14 months when I had to actively night wean him as I was exhausted. He just never stretched those times out even when he started solids/crawling/walking/finished teething etc.

    My DD (5.5 months) usually feeds once a night around 1pm but this does change a bit. 2 weeks ago it was every 2hrs but seems to settle back into longer stretches.

    ETA: To answer your questions - DD seems to wake more to feed during the wonder weeks then settles back into her *usual* routine.

    Best wishes!
    Very true. In hindsight both my older two girls woke more often when teething and during wonder weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    Very true. In hindsight both my older two girls woke more often when teething and during wonder weeks.
    This could be true for us. We've had a constant run of colds, early teething and wonder weeks...

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