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Offline Oggy

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Slept through at 8wks now night waking at 13wks - why??
« on: November 18, 2005, 21:00:31 pm »

New to this!! My 13 week old daughter has been exculsively breastfed for the past 11 weeks and I have now started to introduce a couple of formula feeds during the day however she has now started to wake up about 3.30 / 4am with hunger even though I dream feed her about 10pm.

At 8 weeks she was sleeping through from 10/11pm to 6.30 /7am but she seems to have gone backwards in her sleeping patterns.   Any advice?

She can't stay awake much after 6.30pm most evenings even though she has two good naps during the day totalling 3.5 hours.

Has anyone had simular experiences??

Also she takes 6.5 ounces of formula each feed and she has started to gain a lot of weight which I'm concerned about.  She currently weighs 14lbs at 13 weeks old.
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Slept through at 8wks now night waking at 13wks - why??
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2005, 21:03:18 pm »
sounds like the 3 month growth spurt - try to increase her feeds in the day but she might still need a night feed for 1-3 days. she will get back on track soon afterwards.

the next growth spurts are around 6mo, 9mo and 12 mo and hopefully those won't result in nightwakings beyond the first night (the night that often announces growth spurt) as you will be able to offer snacks (solids)  to boost calories and might not even notice the 12 mo GS.
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