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Sleep anyone?

Well the 2 of us are walking round looking like we haven’t slept in weeks – and it feels like we haven’t. Ben is still not back doing his 7 p.m. to 6.30 a.m. We have had a couple of through to 5 a.mish.

We have started giving him his good night milk at 6 p.m. downstairs before the bath now to make sure we get lots into him. And I finally found a variflow teat that he will take.

So for the last few nights he hasn’t had a feed until 5 a.mish – so hoping to get that shifted back to 6.30 a.m.

He is still waking at least once if not more during the night just crying but usually going back to sleep easily.

YAWN

Centile Drop

I got Ben weighed yesterday for the first time in a month. When he was born he was on the 75th centile and is now below the 50th. The HV said not to worry too much, I asked how much milk she thought Ben should be taking, she said 5 x 8oz bottles a day.

At the most he will take 5 x 7oz bottles – and he is fed on demand so has as much as he can take. He nearly sleeps through, often does 11 hours at night.

So now do I worry??

4 month growth spurt

In the last week Ben has started a love affair with his bottle and milk. He spent the previous 2 months fussing a lot over feeds and even though he was growing well I was never sure he was getting/taking enough.

Now he has decided to want fed non stop! Today he has just wanted 6 or 7oz every 2 hours. I am guessing this is a growth spurt?

He is sleeping through still (only really started this a couple of weeks ago) from 7pm – 6am.

Waking very early

Ben goes to bed between 6.30pm and 8pm depending on what we have done that day and when he last fed & slept. He goes down after bath and bottle and then sleeps till around 2am without waking.

He gets fed at 2am, sometimes only a couple of oz’s sometimes a full feed – whatever he wants. After that feed he ususally goes straight back down and to sleep. Now the problem is he then wakes again anytime between 4am and 6am. Sometimes he wants more food but isn’t starving as only ever taking a couple of ounces.

I have tried to let him resettle and often he isn’t crying just awake chatting to himself, but then it goes into crying if he is ignored. Obviously if he was waking at this time just for a feed no bother but I really think he only takes the milk as it is offered. He doesn’t seem to want to go back to sleep and thinks that 4am is morning time

I try the dummy, rocking the crib, shussing and feeding him but often this only means a 5 minute snooze by him and then awake again. It is making me shattered as my days are starting way too early!! I have been trying to keep him in the crib until 7am even if he stays awake.

I know I am very lucky with him going to bed so well that is this just the other end of that?!  Baby sleeping karma