Re: Trouble Nursing 20 Week Old
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5 months is a really distractible stage. It is also a prime time for teething and for mastering new motor skills. That combination of things can conspire to wreck routines and make long stretches of nighttime sleep a distant memory. I am very sorry to say that I think you probably need to let go of the hope that your baby will sleep through the night. You just have too many teeth and too many developmental milestones to get through in the next year.
Does it help at all to hear that this is all really normal, and when a mom posts a cry for help about sleep, it usually comes right in the 4-6 month window? Although this is all normal, I also feel that when a baby suddenly changes her nursing pattern and her sleep worsens, it makes sense to see the pediatrician and have someone check her for an ear infection, because sometimes that's the explanation.
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