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How is your 8/9month old sleeping? (Breastfed)

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Littleraysofsunshine Fri 22-Feb-13 07:19:41

She was only having one feed, roughly sleeping 8/9-2/3 then feed then up at 8am. No stirring.

Just recently this week she has been having between 2-4 feeds a night. Fidgeting and stirring about every two hours. Sometimes more. Doesn't cry, just whimpers half asleep. Fidgeting lots.

shockSo tired. She doesn't have any teeth yet but I do think she's teething.

Could this be it,? Separating anxiety? Growth spurt?

I think dd1 did this at this point ( she's now two) she got her first tooth at ten months...

rrreow Fri 22-Feb-13 13:55:45

DS's sleep was the worst around that time. I co-slept and breastfed and around that time he'd wake up around every hour to comfort feed (literally would just use the boob to fall back asleep, not a proper feed). May have been teething, separation anxiety, I don't know but it drove me insane! I ended up getting around it by offering him a bottle in the night instead. That gradually broke the habit because he really was only waking up because he wanted comfort from the breast.

I'd say 2 feeds in the night at that point is fine as it may be a growth spurt. But any more than that and I think you can safely offer just comfort or water instead.

HearMyRoar Fri 22-Feb-13 18:26:17

9 month sleep regression. It's a bitch grin

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