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4 month growth spurt??

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Weezie85 Thu 04-Oct-12 09:10:13

Ok, so DD is 17 weeks. She used to sleep most of the night and wake just once, now she is very unsettled. Difficult to put down and waking 2/3 times a night. I feel like we have gone back in time. Is this just a growth spurt she is going through? Is it likely to last long? She is EBF if that makes a difference.

ZuleikaD Thu 04-Oct-12 19:43:54

Try searching for 16-week sleep regression - you will find about four hundred threads!

luckysocks Thu 04-Oct-12 20:31:06

This is what I love about mumsnet - I come on to write a post and find that somebody has done it for me grin

I was going to say exactly the same thing - DD is 18 weeks. It's not just at night though - she is feeding at least every 2 hours day AND night. Both feeding and sleeping are all over the place and she suddenly hates to be put down.

I've been worrying as she's showing the same signs as DS did when he was ready to wean (VERY interested in anybody who is eating, seems unsatisfied by normal breastmilk feeds) but she can't even sit up yet.

Off to search as suggested.....

Geekster Fri 05-Oct-12 10:10:16

My dd was exactly the same at that age, couldn't seem to fill her and always 'eating'. Then a couple of weeks later her appetite levelled off and she slept loads was great! We find when she goes through growth spurts she does the extra eating phase followed by an extra sleeping phase. I think they do it just to keep us on our toes.

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