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Post Tue, Apr 13 2021, 3:51 pm
your not alone. My baby is older than 5 months and still wakes up a few times a night. And I give formula at night . otherwise he would be up every few minutes...

my dr also said to cut out night feeding and he should sleep through the night .

ummmm....maybe tell that to the baby. he didn't seem to get the memo Very Happy

at least your baby goes right back to sleep. that makes it much easier. I wish....
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Post Tue, Apr 13 2021, 5:36 pm
Sleeping is an aquired skill just like walking. Every kid will learn how to sleep on their own timeline. It is possible to teach it early through sleep training if one wishes to, but it is totally normal for it to take way longer than 5 months for baby to sleep through the night. Especially with all of the growth spurts and sleep regressions and teething.
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Post Tue, Apr 13 2021, 5:43 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
THANK you all for your advice and reassurance!!
im managing its just alittle tiring but b"h much better then newborn stage
any advice for cutting out maybe just one of the feedings?

Try a pumped / formula bottle before bed (or any feeding) instead of nursing . Less effort= they may eat more and give you a longer stretch
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Post Tue, Apr 13 2021, 5:43 pm
Every 3 hours at this age is still perfectly normal.
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Post Tue, Apr 13 2021, 5:52 pm
amother [ Bisque ] wrote:
Every 3 hours at this age is still perfectly normal.

more like 2 hours for breastfed infants
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Post Tue, Apr 13 2021, 6:23 pm
You're not alone!
My babies were waking up every 3 hours to nurse until at least 1 year old.
It's exhausting. Good luck.
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Post Tue, Apr 13 2021, 10:26 pm
Hi there OP, lets be friends!!!
My baby is 10 months old, still waking up many times a night. It's exhausting, did not have this by my others.
The only thing I learned is that many moms have smart advise and criticism about "the perfect way to do things" until they themselves have a hard baby.
You can think you have your kids trained like soldiers, but all you need is one impossible baby to give you a run for your money.
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Post Tue, Apr 13 2021, 10:43 pm
You're so not alone but you can sleep train her if you want.
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Post Wed, Apr 14 2021, 2:46 pm
Sounds like my daughter. A few things you can try, if you need to sleep more:
- cluster feed in the evening to get her as full as possible before bed
- wake her to feed when you go to bed (so that she won't wake you at a very bad moment, like after half an hour sleep)
- try to nurse for longer at night, e.g. double the time, wake her if necessary (but don't wake her too much...)
- have her drink more at day, so she doesn't have to get what she needs at night
- make sure she is not waking for other reasons: wet, cuddles, too hot/cold, ...

Make sure you sleep as much as possible: Have her bed close to you, so that you don't need to go far. Sleep when she sleeps, also during the day. Maybe have DH take over one night and let him bring her to you, so that you only have to nurse (lying in bed) and not burp/diaper/carry. That feels almost like a full night's sleep!

It all gets better with time! Don't worry!
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