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naptimes and last feeds...(3 Posts)
Hi all, my baby is now 9 weeks old and i've been keeping a feeding and sleeping log. What seems to be happening is that she is having a feed at say 5 or 6pm, and then staying awake until about 8pm, then falling asleep until 1am. When she then wakes for her next feed at that time, she is either wide awake and won't go off again, or if she does go off again, its only until about 5am. As she seems to be going longer between feeds now and we've got her on the hungrier baby milk, i was hoping that she would drop one of these feeds so that i (selfishly!) could sleep longer.
How can i get her to feed later? Getting up twice in the night for over an hour each time is killing me!
I'm afraid I don't have any advice about getting formula-fed babies to go for longer between feeds, but I will say that you are luckier than I was to have only 2 nightly feeds at 9 weeks.
I was still getting up every 3 hours for the first 6 months!!
I hope someone else will come along with the advice that will actually help you sleep for longer, but even if they don't, your baby will gradually sleep for longer between feeds on her own.
It will get easier, I promise!
that sounds very normal for a 9 week old to me.
Maybe the 1am feed will start to become a 4am feed soon, but hate to be honest i am still up twice a night with 8 month old, 4am and 6am.