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Am I expecting too much?
« on: September 01, 2005, 16:54:30 pm »
My DD is almost 6 months old and wakes every 4 hours to feed (day and night).  I am exhausted!  I thought that she would be able to go longer than this.  She is BF but is starting solids.
Is this normal for some kids?  How do I lengthen the time in between wakings if it is not normal?  TIA!
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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2005, 17:12:36 pm »
Have you tried feeding more often during the day?  Perhaps every three hours?  Dd is bf, but we only switched to a four-hour schedule during the day when she started having three solid meals a day.
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2005, 17:41:58 pm »
I did start feeding more on demand but I think that she was becoming a snacker!  She has solids 3x a day but not much at all (2 teaspoons maybe?).  I just don't want her to become a snacker again.   Also, she used to sleep a 6 hour stretch a couple of months ago but that is gone now?!
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2005, 11:56:43 am »
You're coming up on 6mos.  If feeding every four hours day and night is a relatively new thing, it could be her 6mos growth spurt.  Dd spurted about one week shy of 6mos.  Does she take a full feed when she wakes at night?
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