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8 mo waking due to hunger???
« on: April 15, 2018, 20:22:09 pm »
DD is a super fast eater. She is 8 months and an average nurse for us is 4-5 mins (one side) If I stop with the one side she is fine, doesn't act like she is still hungry; but if I offer the other side she will eat for another couple mins.

Her A times are from 3:15-3:30 so she is often going 4+ hours between feeds if we get a proper nap in.

The last couple days we have been able to get at least an hour up to 1:15, we just can't seem to get past that, and I am wondering if she is waking due to hunger.

Night times are a little weird these last couple days too. I dream feed at 10 and then she is up again around 12 or 1 and refuses to go back down until we feed again. But then she makes it until 5 (she was normally doing 10 2 and 5)

There is the possibility of teething that is throwing her off, no sign of any new ones but she has been fussy and feverish for a week or so now.

How long should she be going between her feeds at this age? Any advice or suggestions?

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Re: 8 mo waking due to hunger???
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 01:07:17 am »
What are your feeds looking like now? You may need to up solids, especially proteins & good fats.

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Re: 8 mo waking due to hunger???
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 04:04:55 am »
The last couple days we have been able to get at least an hour up to 1:15, we just can't seem to get past that, and I am wondering if she is waking due to hunger.
These are more classically slightly UT naps - perhaps give her an extra 10-15mins A time and you may find her nap get longer.

That said, she should be having solids ~1hr after her milk feeds now and you can offer milk in a cup or a BF after solids as a drink, so then she's not going as long between feeds.

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Re: 8 mo waking due to hunger???
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 15:51:24 pm »
This was sundays feeds - I would says this is average for us

We are doing BLW so her solid intakes are not particularly high or consistant. Some days she eats lots other days maybe a bite or two.

E 1 AM - 8 min double side feed
E 5:15 - 5 min
A up at 7
E 7 - 5 min
A 8 - breakfast
S 10:10 -total sleep of 1:13
E 11:24 5:30 min
A 12:30 lunch
S 2:55 - total sleep of 50 min
E 4:00 5 min
A 5:15 dinner
E 7:15 7 min double feed
S 7:40 asleep for night
E 10:30 - 5 min dreamfeed (this was a little less than usual)
A 12:30 AM - up and screaming - gave tylenol  Took about 45 mins to get her to settle in again, though did not have to feed so that's a first.

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Re: 8 mo waking due to hunger???
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2018, 08:05:38 am »
Looks perfectly normal for 8mo feed-wise. I think those A times are a touch short though. At this age, usually you can only fit in one long nap and a catnap so the routine's looking pretty reasonable - her day would have to get longer to accommodate any more A time I'd say but a 12hr night is unusual at this age.

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Re: 8 mo waking due to hunger???
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2018, 16:21:47 pm »
At this age, usually you can only fit in one long nap and a catnap so the routine's looking pretty reasonable - her day would have to get longer to accommodate any more A time I'd say but a 12hr night is unusual at this age.

I have adjusted slightly and we are doing 3.5 hours right now and that seems to have helped a lot.

As of right now her bigger nap is usually the AM nap. How long of a catnap should we be aiming for in the PM? When she drops to 1 nap will she drop her PM? How could I go about flipping that? Or will that just adjust itself as her A times lengthen?

You say 12 hours is unusual. Should we be getting her up earlier? She ranges from 6-6:30 most days. Occasionaly 7

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Re: 8 mo waking due to hunger???
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2018, 08:39:12 am »
I have adjusted slightly and we are doing 3.5 hours right now and that seems to have helped a lot.
That's great :)

As of right now her bigger nap is usually the AM nap. How long of a catnap should we be aiming for in the PM? When she drops to 1 nap will she drop her PM? How could I go about flipping that? Or will that just adjust itself as her A times lengthen?
At the moment, a 45min CN is probably good, it will shrink or she will start to resist or you'll have to AP one with a car/pram ride of something. Here's some info on the 2-1: https://babywhispererforums.com/index.php?topic=163278.0

You say 12 hours is unusual. Should we be getting her up earlier? She ranges from 6-6:30 most days. Occasionaly 7
Sorry, yours is pretty normal, not sure I read BT at 7:40 correctly when I wrote that. Never mind, as you were!