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3.5 month year old waking every 1-2 hours at night, was stretching 7 hrs!!! Help!

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brockleyD Thu 02-Jun-11 09:04:13

My little DD is 3.5 months and up till her 12 week vaccinations was sleeping between 5-7 hrs then feeding and then back to sleep for 2-3 hrs.

Since her vaccinations (may be coincidence) her sleep has dramatically changed. She goes down at 7.30/45 and sleeps for about 2-3 hrs and then she wakes the rest of the night every 1-2 hrs.

The only way to get her to go back to sleep is to breastfeed her so I am sure she associates feeding with sleeping...

She sleeps in a bednest (cosleeper) next to our bed. She manages to still sleep till 8am so I don't think its a light issue as often she is most wakeful around 3am.

Any suggestions would be great. I have tried feeding her a bottle of formaula to settle her but she refused...

Zimm Thu 02-Jun-11 09:48:29

Could be early 4 month sleep regression - lots of threads on here if you do a search. If so, then sorry. It is hell. But it does pass.

wobblybumm Fri 03-Jun-11 14:33:48

Hi Brockley, sorry I can't offer any advice but just to say I have had exactly the same problem here. The boy is 3.5 months, was doing 5-6 hours stretches at the beginning of the night from about 7 weeks but now back to 3 hourly, often less and I have no idea why. He is breast fed too, he won't take a bottle so have not been able to try formula either.
It could be regression I suppose, as long as it is not going to get worse again at 4 months!
We could perhaps compare feeding routines, daytime naps etc and see if there are any clues there? It may be just one of those things but I feel better if I feel like I'm trying to do something even if it is futile! It doesn't help that everyone else's seem to be at the sleeping through stage now and he's getting worse!

debka Fri 03-Jun-11 20:20:06

No help here either but lots of consolation- my girl will be 4mo next week and the last 2 weeks has gone from sleeping up to 10 hours to waking every 3 hours. She seems to be hungry though and does take a fair amount of milk, which I think is taking the edge off her appetite during the day.

It's absolute bloody hell though, isn't it.

<waves to wobblybumm> - lets hope we don't have the 4mo regression ON TOP of this!

yawningbear Sat 04-Jun-11 09:42:27

Same here, 15 week old DS was sleeping really well up until about 8-9 weeks, then several weeks of waking every couple of hours and now slightly better but not as good as the early weeks. Tis driving me nuts as have a two and half year old DD who has always been a rubbish sleeper and I really don't want another one -grrrrrrr!

yawningbear Sat 04-Jun-11 09:50:45

Just realised that my post probably wasn't very helpful Brockley- Other than to let you know that you are not alone I guess! We have resorted to feeding asleep too but I am trying really hard to put him down before he completely falls asleep on me, might be worth a try if you aren't already?

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