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6 week old baby and sleep!

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angelpuffs Sat 05-Mar-16 07:28:18

Hi everyone
What does your 6 week old baby do re night time sleep? Mine was doing something similar to this up until a week ago:
7pmish- 100mls milk then sleep in Moses basket.
10pm- 80-100mls milk
2.30am- 80-100mls milk
5.30am- 50mls milk
7.30am- 80mls milk

She'd sleep in between the above feeds (she's bottle fed). Recently it's gone to pot and she's feeding all over the place, not settling at all unless she's on us- and even then its hit and miss. Is this a growth spurt? Am I doing something wrong or will she get back to normal?
This is my second child but can't remember exactly what my first did- although I do remember that by 8/9 weeks my first DD could do a long stretch (6hrs) at night.
Thanks everyone!

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Sat 05-Mar-16 07:32:29

I took control - so fed every 2 hours - I stretched it to 2.5 she's drink more but last longer - then increase to three - etc

angelpuffs Sat 05-Mar-16 13:16:01

Sally- did your baby only want to sleep on you? If so, what did you do about that?

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Sat 05-Mar-16 14:38:16

The issue is an unclosed stomach mussel - which corrects it's self after they sit up - so lying flat makes acid burn and they scream - after 20 mins you try again and they scream -

So do not lie flat!! Cushion for nappy change towel under cot - to lift head above stomach -

Be quick in transfer - if they are asleep the inchy inchy approach wakes them back up -

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Sat 05-Mar-16 14:39:20

FWIW - I knew when a babysitter had lay them flat - hours of crying!!

Also try it you'll have a new baby in 48 hours

LoopiusMaximus Sat 05-Mar-16 14:45:13

Mine is awake every hour and will only take 2 ounces of feed at a time so is hungry again within the hour. I've tried to force more into him but he is having none of it and sickd it back up. He will also only sleep or settle on me and is never put to sleep flat on his back. I'm having around 1 hour of sleep a night. My first ds was the polar opposite. I keep telling myself that it doesn't last forever and as this is my last baby I'm trying to enjoy every second of the newborn phase but it sure is hard.

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