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Is this the 4 month spurt??

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Mampig Thu 13-Oct-11 18:39:02

Just wondering as ds is 15 wo, started feeding very frequently during the night. Cries while coming off again/ on again... I'm getting stressed!! His night feeds were always very calm and straight back to sleep but now he wakens me, dh and sometimes the other dcs with his crying. I do know that he us teething so us it just that? He wants more frequent feeds during the day too, but makes himself sick sucking and biting his fingers. Very little sleep so not thinking straight- any suggestions- how do I know the difference- or am I just full of cr•p???!!!!

Booboostoo Thu 13-Oct-11 19:18:53

My 16 week old DD has regressed as well this week! I am hardly getting any sleep at all, she want to feed all the time, so I think we might be experiencing the same growth spurt!

Mampig Fri 14-Oct-11 10:56:31

oh dear!!! fell asleep at 7 last night with baby firmly attached!! got some much needed sleep so feeling more human today. hows it going for u?

Booboostoo Fri 14-Oct-11 13:16:46

I managed to wake myself up 3am to 5am so I was shattered by 6am when DD started a mamoth feed that went on till 7.30am!!! Oh well, you win some you lose some!

kitcat83 Fri 14-Oct-11 14:24:42

Watching this thread with interest OP as my dd 14wks is doing almost exactly the same- loads of feeding, sucking fingers and making herself gag, off on breast whilst screaming, dribbly etc

Any ideas other than teething?
Have resorted to offering both sides again at night and using every trick to keep her awake as she otherwise will just feed/wake/feed all night long

Hope you had more sleep last night wink

Booboostoo Fri 14-Oct-11 15:12:01

She just fed for an hour from one breast, 10 min break when I thought I might sleep...but not did another hour from the other breast. I have to say I had forgotten about these hour long feeds! Boy was I spoilt!

Mampig Fri 14-Oct-11 18:52:21

Not had that - yet!!! But feeds are back now to nearly every hour!! I've tried to do longer feeds at night too- but he still wakens!! No crying last night though- so I'll class it as a good night wink

kitcat83 Sat 15-Oct-11 15:35:49

Horrid night last night and day so far awful am so sleep deprived and dd is all over the place, why won't she sleep?

I feel like I am walking treacle please tell he this gets easier sad

Mampig Sun 16-Oct-11 16:37:40

Terrible night lastnight ladies!! Up and downstairs from 4-5 so he didn't waken whole house! I've never had to do that before!!! How r u both getting on now?

Booboostoo Sun 16-Oct-11 20:55:33

"up and downstairs"???? Oh my god, how do you survive that?!! I co-sleep and doze through her eating and I am still exhausted!

I think she may be slowing down a wee bit...but then again it might be wishful thinking!

LoopyLoopsPussInBoots Sun 16-Oct-11 20:58:55

Mine has just been through this (18 weeks). Last night though she slept 1am-6.45 (a miracle!) Mind you, I did turn the baby monitor off. Today I've let her cry for a couple of minutes before getting her up, and twice she has gone back to sleep, so that is now my new strategy.

Mampig Sun 16-Oct-11 22:30:31

I wouldn't mind at all if I was sure it was a growth spurt and that ds has not just morphed into a very demanding baby!! With 3 other young kids in the house, I just can't spend all my time with him as I am now, and missing sleep etc! We do co-sleep and before this he fed and dropped off no problem, but now he is super hungry and I think he's crying as milk not coming quick enough- he's great with the let down ifswim? "this too shall pass" yep, but when??? blush

LoopyLoopsPussInBoots Sun 16-Oct-11 22:32:18

Well that reprieve was short-lived... hmm

Mampig Sun 16-Oct-11 22:33:47

Kitkat- my ds is same- all over the place- dunno now if he's hungry or tired when he cries and he used to be quite predictable.

Mampig Sun 16-Oct-11 22:35:27

Loopy- sad not good this end either. He's sleeping at the minute but I've no idea for how long....

Midori1999 Sun 16-Oct-11 23:24:30

My 17 week old DD is the same. She had started sleeping through.

Luckily DH is away so we have the whole double bed to ourselves. I have no idea how much she is feeding in the night, but I think on and off all night from any time between 11pm and 2pm (she does sleep all evening, sometimes sleeping again after an 11pm feed) and when she wakes up for the day. I just occasionally turn over to swap sides and let her get on with it. Otherwise, I'd be insane.

She isn't grumpy/crying at night though, just in the day, but I suspect if I didn't just go with it she might be.

Booboostoo Mon 17-Oct-11 06:44:22

Can I take my last post back? She fed about 10 times last night between 22.00 and 7.30 so no sleep for me! This has been going on for about 10 days now (before she would sleep about 6 hours uninterrupted), how long can a growth spurt last???

Mampig Mon 17-Oct-11 09:46:40

Wish I knew!! Similar night for me last night and again he was up and really awake at 4!!! I'm letting him feed away but he's fussing on the boob at this time and getting frustrated! sad he's teething quite badly too so that's not helping.

hsey Mon 17-Oct-11 21:42:07

This all sounds very familiar, my ds is 17 weeks and has gone from one night feed to four! I just get him off to sleep in the early hours only to be woken up at 6am by a bouncy four year old. It's a killer! But feel better after reading these posts as I know I am not alone. Going to try and get some sleep now!

Mampig Mon 17-Oct-11 21:47:18

Am actually dreading tonight. I've got a killer cough that's gonna keep me and ds up anyway, he won't know if he's tired or hungry , and dh gonna have to listen to it all and can't take over sadsad. I'll post if I'm still alive in the morningconfused

Mampig Tue 18-Oct-11 08:55:35

Ok- so still alivegrin. Ds had relatively good night- it was my coughing that kept me up but by 5 am it was too much fir ds to sleep through so we got up, came downstairs, put fire on and cosied up grin. He went back over and I coughed angry grin. Typical!! How you ladies get on?

Booboostoo Tue 18-Oct-11 15:27:34

Shhhh, she's sleeping!!! I haven't got the heart to wake her up although it probably means she won't be as tired tonight.

Runs off to do so shopping, cooking, washing up...

Mampig Tue 18-Oct-11 18:24:55

smile

hsey Tue 18-Oct-11 20:36:26

Good night last night, woke at 12, 4 and then 6. Was then woken up at 6.30 by my ds1 and now I am ready for bed again, feel like we are coming out of the growth spurt, ds2 is 18 weeks on Thursday but don't want to speak to soon. Hope you all get some sleep!

kitcat83 Tue 18-Oct-11 20:46:08

Hey ladies how are you all? Sorry for absence - DS(4) is sick so have had my hands full over the last few days- knackered today as have been up since 2.30 am last night angry

Fingers crossed a bit more sleep soon wink

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