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Night time breast feeding help(4 Posts)
Hi everyone, so I have a 13yr old who was bottle fed, who was a dream for sleeping through. I recently had my 2nd who I am breastfeeding who is 19 weeks. At first he was an angel for sleeping through this last week all he wants to do he constantly feed every 2 hours throughout the night. It's exhausting. I look like an exhausted dog with a puppy latched on. Any ideas on how to get a breastfed baby back into a routine I'm like the walking dead atm
Time, unfortunately he's most likely going through the 4 Month sleep regression which throws any routine up in the air. Hes so young and growing so the majority at that age feed through the night, it will most likely spread out again between feeds! And you will survive it, even if you don't feel like you will
You had a lucky start. Sounds fairly normal feeding for his age.
The odd bottle of formula or expressed milk might give you respite. But best thing is to accept it and go with the flow.
I think unfortunately there’s no secret. You just have to ride it out until it passes most of the time. I did find that the time around 5 months was rough for sleep. I think it had to do with a big developmental leap around then, especially to do with learning to roll and pushing up. Starting solids (at 6 months) and the start of teething reeked havoc on sleep too. My first was ff and even she was waking hourly! I didn’t do anything but just give it time and after about a month or two it all settled down again. It sounds like a big leap or growth spurt to me, which is normal but exhausting.
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