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15 week old has changed after her second lot of vaccines.......

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hindsightisgreat Mon 19-Oct-09 21:54:33

My DD use to be such a happy, easy going contented little baby but that has changed since she had her 2nd lot of injections 2 weeks ago.

She has always fed (breast) really well & always settled back down after a feed at night without any bother. From approx. 6 weeks old she was going from 10pm until 7am with only one night feed & then at 12 weeks she satrted going through the night (a good 10-11 hours). She was what some might call a text book baby!

That all changed the 3rd night after her injections (at 13 weeks). She's really unsettled from about 8pm until she eventually falls asleep anytime between 10 & 11 (off & on the breast throughout) and is then waking every 2-3 hours. Once she's fed & fallen asleep i try to lay her back down in her cot but she becomes hysterical & will only fall asleep & stay asleep laying on our chest.

I've tried swaddling her again (which she use to love until she stated sucking her fingers & wanted her hands free) but to no avail. The only way we can get her to settle back down is to lay her on her front but it's really worring me. Plus she is still waking every 2-3 hours!

Nightimes are worse now than when she was first born & it's really taking it's toll on me. I figured i'd give it some time to see if things improved (thinking it was just the side effects of the injections etc), but it's been 2 weeks now & there's no sign of improvement.

It seems odd that she was doing so well before hand - why would she change so dramatically at nighttime? Her daytime routine hasn't changed at all & she is still the happy contented little baby during the day that she always has been.

Please help - any advice would be very much appreciated!! Thanks

fishie Mon 19-Oct-09 21:56:45

12wk ish is major growth spurt time, she will need to feed at night to stimulate more bm production. it will pass, as did your quiet times...

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