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9 week old suddenly sleeping more and feeding less

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Sarajane123 Sat 20-Jun-15 15:18:50

Hi, I'm a first time mum and was just wondering if it's normal to have a day where baby sleeps all the time waking briefly for feeding but not drinking as much as usual (bottle fed) I have never known him to sleep like this. His temperature is fine any advice greatfully received.

FATEdestiny Sat 20-Jun-15 21:09:55

If memory serves me correctly, first immunisations are 8 weeks old, so last week?

My DD slept pretty much solidly when not feeding for 2 days about the third and fourth day after immunisations.

Sarajane123 Sat 20-Jun-15 21:19:11

Thanks for your reply but he hasn't had jabs yet we are still waitingsad so it's not that xx

FATEdestiny Sat 20-Jun-15 21:27:15


Well, I generally work on the basis that for the first 12 weeks when baby isn't feeding s/he should be sleeping or trying to get to sleep. So maybe baby just wasn't getting enough sleep before and now is? At this age I wouldn't expect more than 60 minutes awake between naps, more like 20-30 minutes awake (including feed)

With such a young baby, the doctor won't mind seeing you if you are worried. A baby who isn't feeding well and is lethargic is worrying.

Sarajane123 Sat 20-Jun-15 21:31:00

Maybe that's it. we on Thursday on advice of doctor changed milk to comfort milk to help with colic and Friday we had a really happy smiley chatty baby but this changed today, maybe because he is not in pain much now he is catching up on lost sleep.

FATEdestiny Sat 20-Jun-15 21:49:17

I find that newborn babies sleep an awful lot more than your average FTM expects.

Sarajane123 Sat 20-Jun-15 22:03:09

Thank you you have been very helpful xx

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