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Why has my 12 week old breastfed baby gone back to needing to be fed every hour and a half day and night?

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PrisonerZero Thu 08-Sep-11 22:55:30

He was quite happily going 5-6 hours for a few weeks but this last week or so he has not settled in his crib and wanted to bed fed every hour and a half throughout the night. I have ended up bringing him into the bed with me, and although I love co-sleeping and wish I could do it every night I cant as P smokes and is a heavy drinker, I would never forgive myself if he accidently hurt DS during the night.

I am exhausted, it has co-incided with me having to get up for the school run, it wasnt to bad when I didn't have to be up early.

I don't mind feeding him so often during the day, but could do with him sleeping a bit longer at night.

Could it be that he isn't getting enough from me anymore?

Tryharder Thu 08-Sep-11 23:00:21

Sounds like a growth spurt - your baby is "asking" your body to make more milk. If so, it will settle down in a few days time.

In all seriousness, can't your DP sleep in the spare room for a few weeks so you can co-sleep and at least get yourself a little sleep.

Jacanne Thu 08-Sep-11 23:05:09

Definitely a growth spurt smile

georgesmummy11 Thu 08-Sep-11 23:05:28

It's a growth spurt they all have one around 12 weeks don't worry it will pass x

hartgem Thu 08-Sep-11 23:11:23

Oh this sounds familiar! Although my little girl seems to be a bit early! She is 11 weeks old and has been doing pretty much the same, more frequent breastfeeding and less sleep at night, hopefully back to "normal" soon smile

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