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I need to do something to get him to stop waking up for hourly night feeds.

(6 Posts)
TwistTee Sun 07-Apr-13 09:00:00

I think it is mainly down to wind. No matter how long I try to wind my 4 mnth old son, nothing comes up and that is despite gripe water/infacol. As a result he doesn't take much in before falling asleep in my arms.
When I put him back in his cot, he struggles a bit to get comfortable and may take 2/3 tries before he will settle, only to wake about an hour later hungry.
I tried a bottle of aptamil formula one night but he woke up covered with an allergic rash. The GP says just to try a different make, but before I do I want to know if it will actually make any difference or if there are other things I can try and avoid the formula till he is 6 months.
Any ideas? I'm a bit desperate.

noblegiraffe Sun 07-Apr-13 09:50:04

There is a horrendous sleep regression at 4 months, your dc may not be waking with hunger at all, just having crap sleep. Can dp help at night until things settle down?

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 07-Apr-13 09:52:50

Has he always been like this? Could it be the 4 month sleep regression?

TwistTee Sun 07-Apr-13 14:23:02

No, he was always a pretty good sleeper until recently. 3hrly feeds and occasionally longer. What is the 4 mth regression?

McBaby Sun 07-Apr-13 20:27:51

We had hourly wakings for a good week or so as past of four month regression. The slowly the time between wake ups reduced and she was back to longer streatches again.

minipie Sun 07-Apr-13 21:07:18

sounds like four month regression as others have said - lots of threads about it!

but it also sounds like your DS may have a dairy allergy if formula is giving him a rash - something to watch out for when you wean him onto food.

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