Re: 6 week old "snacking" in the middle of the night
Especially with the suggestion not to think about "progress" and "regression"- it puts value judgments on erratic but normal baby sleep habits, judgments that don't really belong and don't help. Like if your baby is "progressing" and sleeping "better" then you must be doing something right and you must have a "good" baby, and if he's "regressing" then you must be doing something wrong and you must have a "bad" baby... It can be really crazy-making!
I wonder if maybe your LO is starting to think about giving you a 4-5 hour stretch at night (a.k.a. Sleeping through the night). When my kids started doing that, they often woke more frequently during the rest of the night, as if to make up for that 4-5 hour block of not nursing and not being near mama.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"