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night feeds for a 14 week old baby

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Candinha Wed 15-Dec-10 15:45:00

Help I am soooo tired, my 14 weeks old baby wakes up at least twice each night and then will also wake up early for feeds... Sometimes I think he feeds more at night than during the day, not really sure what's going on specially when this the 3rd baby I BF!

Any suggestions to reduce feeds at night?? Or maybe just tell me that there are other babies out there doing the same hmm

stickersarecurrency Wed 15-Dec-10 15:55:40

You won't want to hear this but I think that's totally normal and expected. Mine's 12 weeks and last night went to sleep at 9, waking for feeds at 2 and 5.30. That's an ok night for me. The night feeds will gradually reduce but there are often difficult phases (called sleep regressions) around 4 and 9 months. Have you considered co-sleeping to get you some more rest?

sheeplikessleep Wed 15-Dec-10 15:57:54

DS2 is 9 months and has only just stopped / still occasionally wakes at midnight and 4am for a feed, before waking up at 6am. Some nights he also wakes 9/10ish.

I think twice a night for 14 weeks old is quite good! Plus, the 4 month growth spurt is one of the more noticeable ones I think.

sheeplikessleep Wed 15-Dec-10 15:59:14

I think at 14 weeks, all you can do is try to BF as much as possible during the day. BUT, 14 weeks is so little, they still need night feeds then too.

mollycuddles Wed 15-Dec-10 16:16:11

My 6 monther still wakes twice and eats tons of solids and is definitely hungry - great big gulpy feeds and back to sleep easily after draining a boob. Some babies are just hungrier than others. By all means feed as much as you can in the day but I've found accepting this won't last forever, feeding lying down and not looking at the clock which tortures me with thoughts of how soon I have to be up for work all helps.

MoonUnitAlpha Wed 15-Dec-10 16:17:12

At 14 weeks I think mine was feeding 7pm/11pm/4am/7am - he's 18 weeks now and is going through some kind of growth spurt or sleep regression and for the last 3 nights has fed every 2 hours from 7pm-7am angry

JoinTheDots Wed 15-Dec-10 16:38:48

16 weeks here and mostly still wakes every 2 hours, I silently thank her for the 3 hour breaks when they occur.

You are not alone!

Worth trying to stock them up in the day in case it helps.

SirBoobAlot Wed 15-Dec-10 17:13:42

13 months here, and still doing night feeds.

Horses for courses, 'fraid!

Cosmosis Wed 15-Dec-10 17:48:19

I wish my 14 weeker only woke up twice a night grin some nights is every 2hrs, some every 3. Occasionally we've had every 4.

Candinha Wed 15-Dec-10 20:00:14

OK feel a lot better, thanks ladies!! I think he is probably going through a growth spurt as he has not been so easy to settle to sleep as well.

Thanks stickersarecurency for the co-sleeping suggestion, I have atually been doing that a bit too much I think, sometimes we start a feed at 11pm then the next time I look at the clock is 1.30am and he is still lying next to me fast asleep! Often I feed from one breast fall asleep for a hour or so then wake up do the other breast! I wake up feeling that I have been feeding all night, but not even sure how much he is actually takinghmm

On a positive note I do love the BF smile, I guess I just have to try and rest when I can...

Thanks again

Cosmosis Wed 15-Dec-10 20:12:05

lol at your description I so know how you feel DH often asks how many times he fed in the night and I have to confess I have no idea!

stickersarecurrency Wed 15-Dec-10 20:12:07

Glad you feel better. I ended up cosleeping with my first because I was so tired. With my second I had the cot set up as a sidecar a month before she arrived grin and we all sleep well. There's nothing wrong with it if you make sure you do it safely.

Candinha Wed 15-Dec-10 21:13:56

Cosmosis that made me laugh my DH is also always asking how many times did he feed? Haven't got a clue!!

Cosmosis Wed 15-Dec-10 21:18:52

they just all blur in to one after a while don't they!

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