i know it seems like a daft question but im a first timer. My DD slept through the nights up till 10 weeks but now wakes every 3 hours like clockwork to feed.shes also teething so is this comfort feeding? Growth spurt feed? I feed her whilst she still seems to be a sleepy state. Its hard work! I mentioned the feeding times to the nurse at her 12 week jab and she thought it was a bit odd she wakes so frequently at that age.i feed DD on demand.
16 weeks is a growth spurt stage so it could be this. some HCPs are unaware of these stages. i was shocked taht my HV didn't know 16 weeks was a growth spurt stage and explained why he was feeding so often.
Sounds normal to me. My ds had 2 nightfeeds between about 8-18 weeks, then started feeding loads for a while, then was back to 2 nightfeeds at about 5 months and got him down to 1 nightfeed at around 6-7 months.
Also sounds normal to me. Don't know what the nurse is surprised about, they still have tiny stomachs at that age and bm is digested very quickly. Also teething can be worse at night and they start getting distracted by the world during the day at that age.
You could try and tank her up during the day but she might still wake if its for comfort from the teething. Have you tried co-sleeping? Its the only way I survive - I was nervous to begin with but I found I really am always aware of where he is.
Before I had a baby I just figured their sleep might be rubbish to start with but it would gradually improve til they slept through. Er, wrong! Its normal for them to go through phases, nothing lasts forever (thankfully!).
thanks for the replies.i co sleep which helps a lot. Its just waking up so frequently i cant adjust to it and making me soooo tired by 9am. Cant tank her up as as she feeds on demand its still roughly every 3hours in the day and she has reflux. As long as i know this feeding habit is normal,im happy.