6 months old and waking more and more during the night...
From birth until 2 months our LO woke 2-4 times a night for a feed (brestfeeding). Then suprisingly from 2 - 4 months would sleep 11-12hr straight without a feed. Around 4 months he became distracted by everything during the day, so was eating lees and started waking once a night for some extra milk. This was fine, but over the last month he's started waking twice a lot of nights, and over the last two weeks, three times sometimes.
The advice of our midwife is to 'avoid feeding' so he doesn't become reliant on getting his milk at night. At first I wasn't so keen on this advice, but now that he's waking so much, I need to try and get him focussed on day-time feedings. But HOW?? 'Try to feed him less at night' sounds fine, but how do I do this when he really is hungry? (I've tried a dummy, re-settling etc.).
^^ WSS. Feed more in the day and the night feeds should go.
Also, it is very common for 4 month olds to suddenly start waking more. There are further developmental spurts every other month throughout infancy. They wake more at night to practice new physical skills and also because their brains are developing and the way they view the world changes. This can disrupt their sleep.
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