My baby is 23 weeks old and starting last Thursday I have tried her on 1 meal a day of baby porridge and since that day she has started to wake at least once or twice during the night when previously she has sttn, she genuinely appears hungry when she wakes so I bf her. Could the new experience of solids be affecting her sleep or is it just a coincidence? Is there anything I can do to aid her sleeping? (She's learnt how to blow raspberries in the last 2 days too and does it all the time lol)
Lots of people say that they don't sleep as well when you introduce foods as their guts are doing new things.... not sure if its really related, but they are always developing so there are lots of things to blame it on.
They just go through these phases!
You could try giving the food twice now, morning and night, or just keep bfeeding, or stop it for a few days and see if the waking stops ... If she does wake just try to keep it dark, and minimal eye contact etc so she knows its night and sleep time. It'll pass, if she's done it before she can do it again!
i found this with my son, he was a really good sleeper but then started waking up for a night time feed. i gave it to him for about 6 weeks, during which time i also moved him into his cot in his own room so he was probably really unsettled by everything. eventually i just started giving water instead and now he's gone back to sleeping through the night.
DS is 24 weeks now and I too have just started baby porridge once a day. It hasn't seemed to affect his sleeping at all!! He still wakes often during the night and eats like a trooper every time until morning when he kinda skips the breakfast BF for an hour or so until he has played some!!
At about 4 months old DS stopped sleeping sttn on one night feed and went to about 5 or 6 feeds during the night and it has now settled on about 3 or 4!! Its horrible for me, I am not a person who copes well with no sleep.
Could it just be a growth spurt that has coincided with the introduction of food?
Maxy1 you could be talking about my daughter! She is 25 weeks now and the last 4 weeks shes been feeding so much at night and is hard to settle to bed on sn evening.
On the advice of health visitor i have been giving solids since 5 months and have gradually upped to 3 small meals a day. She still seems to BF about the same in the day.
Is it just that the solids are hard to digest and shes more awake at night because of that???
Hopefully someone can help us with this-the lack of sleep is starting to send me mad!!
My LO will be 6 months in 8 days time.....we have not started weaning yet.
We are going on holiday at the end of next week so just going to wait til we get home to start on solids (he will be 6.5 months then) as he is sleeping so well and I am hoping he stays settled while away, and dont want to risk any upset tummies too!!
I weaned my daughter at 23 weeks and dont remember it affecting her sleeping, but we did it very slowly, didnt go onto 2 meals til 7 months and then 3 meals by 8 months
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