Hi all -
My 3 month old (14 weeks) has cut his first tooth - 2nd one is on its way.
I have several questions.
I know his teeth are bothering him, so I know that he likes to nurse to help with that pain. This 2nd tooth seems to be less painful for him.
Last night, he was asleep by 7:30. At 1:30 am, he awoke, and I nursed him. He ate VERY well. Then, at 3:30, he was awake again. I discovered he'd spit up a bit in his bed, so I rearranged him to bother him the least, gave him his pacifier, and he was out again.
At 5 am, he was up again. I figured it was because he was hungry (this is the most sleep I've gotten in a while!), so I got him up. It was almost as if he was forcing himself to eat. Barely ate, long pauses between sucks, etc. When he got ready to bite me, I pulled him off, put him back in the bed.
He slept again until about 7 am. I tried to nurse him, but he was piddly again - he drank some, but mostly he bit. So, I pulled him off again.
He was SLEEPY by 8, so I tried to nurse him (he said no thank you), put him down and at 9:15, he's up and ravenous.
I'm not sure if I should have tried to nurse him at 5? How do I know if he's hungry or just wants to suck? (he def has a high sucking need) I don't want to disturb his sleep if not needed, but he's so polite, he generally always tries to eat!