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8/9 week old sleeping suddenly gone to pot

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Marksey Fri 26-Jun-09 09:33:28

Hi there

Wondering if anyone else has experienced this. My breastfed 8 week old DD2 who was starting to get into a settled night-time pattern of bed at 7/7.30, dream feed at 11 then night-time feed approx 4am has suddenly started waking up at 2, inconsolable unless I feed her, then she also wakes at 5am for another feed. It's been going on for 5 days now and I don't know why.

Anyone else experienced this? Is it a growth spurt or is she just getting in a poor routine? Really difficult to keep your cool in the night and make good decisions when you're exhausted and have a 2 year old DD to look after the next day! Just when I thought things were getting better...

I've heard of the wonder weeks theory that they are unsettled around this age,but not sure whether I believe in it.

Any advice appreciated!

theoptimist Sat 27-Jun-09 20:55:46

This is my 8 week old's routine. She's bottle fed now but is starting to want more per some feeds - about 6oz. She's always woken twice each night tho. Maybe your baby's now needing more per feed and so your body needs to increase what it produces for her; this can sometimes take a few days to sort itself out. I hope the routine returns soon.

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