Please tell me this is a growth spurt!

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  1. Lu28

    Lu28 Aisling's mammy

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    Aisling had started to sleep through a month or so ago and then suddenly stopped after a couple of weeks. I've seen this seems to be common enough with babies at this age so didn't think too much of it.

    The last few nights though have been her worst ever :(

    On Thursday she woke at

    11.30pm - didn't go back to sleep til 2am
    4.30am
    7am

    Last night

    11.30pm
    1.15am
    4.15am
    7.15am

    I know this is usual for alot of people but Aisling would usually at least sleep from 8pm to between 3 and 5am and then go back down to between 7am and 8am.

    She only took a small feed at the first two wakings last night, a big one at 4.15am and just a top up at 7.15am. If it was a growth spurt I'd have expected her to feed really well each time she woke?

    I'm just desperately hoping it's a growth spurt and she'll go back to her old routine soon! [-o<
     
  2. CountingDown

    CountingDown Well-Known Member

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    :hugs: Olivia went through a phase like this a few weeks ago and I assumed it was a spurt. She was waking 5-6 time a night and slowly she has dropped the extra feeds. The last week or so she has dropped to 2 feeds and the last 2 nights she has only woken for 1 :happydance:
     
  3. Lu28

    Lu28 Aisling's mammy

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    God I hope you're right!
     
  4. asacia

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    Our 3 month and 4 month growth spurts joined together, and I had about a month of 4-6 wakings a night. I thought it would never end! He leapt from the 50th Centile to the 98th Centile. Past week however, he has fed 1-2 times a night - bliss! Some nightime ones were really little - he only ever wanted one side, and sometimes only a couple of minutes.

    Don't worry, this too shall pass and you will have many nice nights sleep soon!
     
  5. MrsBop

    MrsBop Mummy of 2

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  6. asacia

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    Toby is better today, after a few grumpy days after having his jabs on Tuesday. Hopefully your LO will feel better soon. He has just wanted little snacks all day!
     
  7. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    Could be a spurt or teething. Hebe's sleep and feed pattern changes as a tooth starts cutting :)
     
  8. Lu28

    Lu28 Aisling's mammy

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    :shock: Ooh I hope it's not a tooth, I'm nervous about bfing with teeth! :blush:
     
  9. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    Hebe's got 6 now :) She's not a biter. I bet she's done it 3 times max and more closing her jaw than biting. The one time it actually hurt I yelped and I think it made her jump so much she's never done it since! :D
     

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