My 7 week old daughter is not taking enough milk during her night feeds to last her for more than an hours sleep. Until a week ago, she was feeding for about an hour (feed, burp, feed, nappy change, feed, cuddle to help sleep) and then sleeping for about 3 hours. So a feed finishing at 11pm meant she'd wake at 2am and then again at 6am.
For the last four nights, she has taken a big feed in the evening, but when she has woken around 1:30am, she is so sleepy that she will only feed for 10 minutes before falling asleep, and nothing will encourage her to wake back up and continue feeding. She then will sleep for about an hour before waking hungry and then falling asleep after ten minutes feeding. This pattern repeats itself throughout the night until about 8am when I get up. Is there anything I can do to get out of this pattern?
She is thriving: putting on weight, filling nappies, awake in the day with naps.
I am feeding/sleeping on demand.
I feed her at night in her sleeping bag (she also wears vest and babygro).
Can anyone offer any advice please?