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Offline Chelsea22

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14 week old not so easy to get on routine
« on: February 19, 2019, 13:12:24 pm »
I used EASY with my first child and worked well, he is now 2.5 years old and I have a 23 week old whom is not textbook. Since birth Iíve tried and although managed somewhat of a routin, heís not napping or eating as he should.
He eats a lot and up till 8 weeks I could only have him on a 2 hour feed, Ive since gone onto mostly formula milk to see if it helped fill him and was able to move onto a 3 hour feed most days however he is still always hungry and drains his milk. I should say Iím giving him 180/190ml at each feed.
His daytime sleep is always naps at 45mins to max 1 hour and Iíve tried shush/pat to put him back to sleep but he just screams to be lifted. The only good part is he sleeps great at night and has been on only one feed since 7 weeks.
This last week he has gone backwards and looking for more food after 2 hours, I can distract him and hold him off for about 20mins then itís tears till heís fed. Any help appreciated as I donít want to start feeding him every 2 hours and would love to have him have longer sleeps.

Our schedule is as below:
8am - Eat & Activity
9.30 -  10.20/30 Sleep , awake by 10.30
11.00 Eat & Activity
12.30 - 13.30 Sleep
14.00 - Eat
15.30- 16.15 sleep
17.00 - Eat & Activity
19.00 - cluster feed and sleeping by 19.30
22.30 - DF and then thatís him till 05.00 feed.





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Re: 14 week old not so easy to get on routine
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 01:51:34 am »
Just a bit confused, you have him as 14wo in the title, but 23wo in your body text.

If he is 14 weeks then I suspect the desire to feed more could be his 3mo Growth Spurt. Also at that age it's very common for them not to be able to link sleep cycles together & so can often only sleep 45mins.

If he is 23 weeks then he probably needs a longer A time.

Just wondering does he actually stay awake frm 16.15 to 19.30 as that's a long time if he is 14 weeks.
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Re: 14 week old not so easy to get on routine
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2019, 06:15:20 am »
Hi, sorry it was a typo. He is 14 weeks and can be awake for 2 hours