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8 week old waking twice in night for feeding breastfed!

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Fkak777 Fri 31-Oct-14 08:01:20


My 8 week old keeps waking twice for feeding he is breastfed. So he would usually go down at 7 than wake up at 11 45 than again at 2 ( I wouldn't feed just settle ) than again at 4 until 7!! Any suggestions onhow to cut out the 4pm , he is 4.9kg in weight.

Thank you!

Fkak777 Fri 31-Oct-14 08:02:07

4am feed*

twofalls Fri 31-Oct-14 08:02:16

At 8 weeks this is totally normal!

Haggisfish Fri 31-Oct-14 08:03:01

This is perfectly normal, so I can't suggest anything! The vast majority of babies, bf or ff will wake at least twice a night for feeding until they are about six months (and even then, lots still wake).

Humansatnav Fri 31-Oct-14 08:03:05

Count your blessings

Thehedgehogsong Fri 31-Oct-14 08:04:19

Only twice? Lucky you smile these things change so fast it's best to just go with the flow. In two weeks your baby's sleep will be totally different, then at 4 months all hell usually breaks loose as the 4 month sleep regression starts.

Go with the flow... This too shall pass. Nothing stays the same with a baby. (Any other cliches I've forgotten grin)

twofalls Fri 31-Oct-14 08:05:03

In fact not normal, you are very lucky.

PenguinsIsSleepDeprived Fri 31-Oct-14 08:06:10

Twice is amazingly brilliant at this age. What were you expecting and why? smile

BaronessBomburst Fri 31-Oct-14 08:06:11

No, you don't want to cut it out. This is normal and he is waking because he is hungry and needs feeding.
Sorry, not want you wanted to hear, but if you grin and bear it, it will pass.
Another thing to remember is that your hormone levels are highest at night so it's helping keep your milk supply up.

HorraceTheOtter Fri 31-Oct-14 08:06:11

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SocksRock Fri 31-Oct-14 08:06:31

Ah, I used to pray to be only woken twice. At 8 weeks that is a totally normal pattern.

4 times a night at 11 months - I did put my foot down at that point!

ZumZee Fri 31-Oct-14 08:06:35

My 5month old feeds 4 times a night. We have tried everything. I think you have a good sleeper smile

43percentburnt Fri 31-Oct-14 08:07:17

Totally normal. I would feed him back to sleep. However I cosleep as I hate wandering round in the night, I find it hard to go back to sleep.

Do you feed at 11:45 but not at 2am?

ItsNotEasyBeingGreenAndWarty Fri 31-Oct-14 08:07:50

At this age my DS was waking every 2-3 hours for a feed. I think you're very lucky with twice a night. smile

Azurea Fri 31-Oct-14 08:08:02

Only twice!!! I don't understand the problem, your tiny baby only wakes twice for feeding my 20 month old wakes more than that.

Want to swap?

magpiegin Fri 31-Oct-14 08:09:16

You shouldn't try and cut it out, he'll go too long without food with him being so young. Twice a night is great for an 8. Week old.

MinginInTheRain Fri 31-Oct-14 08:09:35

He wakes at 11.45 and then the next feed is 4am and you want to cut that out? Think that would be too limiting. If you can settle at 2am then he might stop waking then soon and 11-4 is a good stretch of sleep for you and him.

It's not a disaster OP but I get that you would like it to be better grin

Azurea Fri 31-Oct-14 08:09:51

Feed him when he wakes at 2:00am, why wouldn't you he's only 8 weeks old?!

Monathevampire1 Fri 31-Oct-14 08:10:02

Twice in twelve hours is amazing, it's actually a long time between feeds for an eight week old.

BikeRunSki Fri 31-Oct-14 08:12:37

Woo! DD was still waking up 2 or 3 times in the night at 2.5, 8 weeks is nothing like old enough to except anything less.

Hakluyt Fri 31-Oct-14 08:13:34

Sorry- what everyone else says. He's too little to cut out any feeds just yet.

applecatchers36 Fri 31-Oct-14 08:15:27

My 10 month old still wakes 3 times for a feed in the night, you are lucky & think it's normal for such a small baby...

Heatherbell1978 Fri 31-Oct-14 08:16:45

I thought the title of the post meant you were worried he wasn't waking enough....! DS1 is 10 wks and follows a similar pattern and I think I'm quite lucky. But why won't you feed him at 2am? If you did he'd settle better, he's hungry!

lornemalvo Fri 31-Oct-14 08:16:56

Agree with everyone else. At 8 weeks bf babies quite often feed for half the night. 2 of my 3 did and the other fed more than twice. They need to feed frequently.

katandkits Fri 31-Oct-14 08:17:51

Just feed him at 2 when he wakes, you've been woken up anyway so you might as well and then you might only get woken up again at six instead of four. Two feeds is totally normal. Sympathy though as it is tiring but you just have to get used to it. Perhaps he will take a bottle and you can have a break a couple of times a week?

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