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4 week old doesn't sleep in the day...

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Hotmad Fri 27-Dec-13 18:57:47

My DD is 4 weeks almost and lately she just hasn't been sleeping in the day time, she sleeps from 11.30pm -12.00am to 4am after a bottle so that's good and then I bf her for hour and she sleeps for another 2-3 hrs, taking us up to 7.30am/8am where I bfeed her again and she then sleeps from 8.30 to 10.00. Then she's up pretty much while day!! She breast feeds all day on and off, sometimes for hours.... When I try to settle her she cries and shows hunger cues...
What am I doing wrong? Or is this normal? A few times she falls asleep on the breast then wakes if u move her....

ThurlHoHoHow Fri 27-Dec-13 19:04:14

Where are you trying to settle her? At 4w DD wouldn't settle for naps. We accepted defeat and either went out in the pushchair or let her sleep on us. It took until she was a few months old for her to nap in her cot, though it took a lot of trial and error to realise that!

Hotmad Fri 27-Dec-13 19:07:58

Well she sleeps on me sometimes, try to settle her in Moses basket, with and without swaddling.... Tried taking her in Pram today and we didn't get far as she wouldn't stop crying!

cher31 Fri 27-Dec-13 19:12:41

Have you tried putting baby in a sling? It was a life saver for us

StarlightMcKingsThree Fri 27-Dec-13 19:16:33

Yes. It's normal for some. My kids didn't need much sleep in a 24 hour period, though fresh air and lots of stimulation increased their need.

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