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Any tips for making BF baby take more milk at 3am

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Charlie1330 Wed 21-Jan-15 13:38:17

My baby wakes up at 3am for milk, then falls asleep after a small feed. She then wakes up at 4.30/5am, hungry again. How can I make her take more milk at 3am so she doesn't wake at 4, or any other tips for just one night time wake up?

FATEdestiny Wed 21-Jan-15 13:45:49

Change her nappy, unzipping sleeping bag, tickling feet, switching a lamp on.

How old is she?

Charlie1330 Wed 21-Jan-15 13:51:08

4 months. Just worry she then won't go back to sleep after

FATEdestiny Wed 21-Jan-15 14:27:16

It would be possible (not definite) to settle a baby back to sleep at 4 months old, rather than feeding.

Would you consider a dummy? You probably already know how much BF babies love to comfort suck, the dummy is a replacement nipple for comfort suck and night get baby back to sleep without a feed at one of these two wake-ups at least.

If not - what about feeding lying down and co-sleeping?

firsttimemumma2014 Wed 21-Jan-15 14:30:36

I give mine a bottle of EBF instead of boob - he always takes much more. Worth a try?

mangofizz Wed 21-Jan-15 15:40:23

Switch feeding and breast compressions will help to get more in, you can switch sides often to keep them going a bit longer and rouse them

squizita Wed 21-Jan-15 21:01:43

YY to compressions. They really work for me when dd is sleepily feeding and I want her to drink well without fully waking.

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