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4 Month Old-How Many BFs In A Night?

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woopsidaisy Tue 01-Jan-13 07:58:00

Hi. I have asked this before when DS3 in first month. But is it still normal to feed this often at night? Other mums are getting longer stretches now, why am I not?!This is last nights feeds.
7.15-7.45 Then asleep in cot.
Then usually again at 8.15.
He goes a few hours through the day between feeds.
This is the same story each night. He is a big baby, but I wouldn't have said he was a hungry baby. Not weaning until 6mo. Any advice? Or is this the norm?

catwoman101 Thu 03-Jan-13 14:02:14

Complain away to your hearts content, and be shirty when needed.

Much sympathy from this corner. X

5madthings Thu 03-Jan-13 14:33:42

Yes rant away.

I think a lot of it can be down to personality of child, yes you can try to encourage good sleep and it sounds as tho you are doing all you can.

Out of my five, ranging in age from 13 down to just 2yrs old.,

Ds1 white sleeper for three years, now as a teen he likes his sleep but still suffers from insomnia at times.

Ds2 not a great sleeper but better than ds1, by 18mths wish he was pretty good.

Ds3 similar to ds2.

Ds4 a miracle baby who just slept amazingly from birth and still does at age four, he sucks his thumb, was sucking it at the 20wk scan and sucked it from birth and I ask pretty sure that ability to self sooth through thumb sucking is went he has always slept so well.

Dd just two yes old and pretty good, not as bad as ds2 and ds3, not as good as ds4. She has had her moments and some crap phases but is OK.

I would not to cc, but we were consistent with bedtime routine etc and all the stuff that is meant to help encourage sleep.

I have to say it is biologically normal for babies to sleep with their mums and bfeed in the night. Sleeping in cots and especially in another room is a very western phenomena from the last 100yrs, not something babies ate designed to do biologically.

wesolutka Thu 03-Jan-13 15:38:51

woopsidaisy, everything in your OP I could have written myself! Same age, same frequency of waking etc... Glad there are others in the same boat.

There was the one "miracle night" when DD slept 5 hours on the trot, woke for a brief feed, and then did 3 hours, feed, 2 hours. I reckon she was doped up from her 16-wk jabs. She reverted to 45-minute power naps the next night... grin

Stixswhichtwizzle Fri 04-Jan-13 18:27:36

So glad to find this my nearly 4 month old is the same OP. Initily she slept from 8:30-1:30ish and woke every 2hrs until 7:30 now she wake every HOUR but want to go straight to sleep after each feed (admittedly these are much shorter!) until 9am!!!
Most of my friends with similar aged babies are saying they get 7,8 or even 9hrs a stretch so I've been really worried. She too feeds less in the day going 3 or more hrs between feeds.
It doesn't help you but im glad we're not the only ones!

ElphabaTheGreen Sat 05-Jan-13 08:24:55

I seem to have ranted ThoughtsPlease off the thread. I shall give myself a 'calm down dear' biscuit.


Why thank you, Elphaba. I feel better now. grin

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