Re: Up all night feeding 5 mo, not sure I can keep this up
Up every 2 hours- what fun!
I know it's awful, but when baby is gaining weight normally, this sort of return to frequent nighttime feeding is normal, and to a certain extent to be expected. Some of the things that result in frequent night waking include:
- growth spurts
- new developmental milestones
- separation anxiety
- illness (e.g. ear infection)
The first thing to do is to rule out illness- take her to the doc and have someone look in her ears. Then take a look at her gums- if you see a tooth coming through, then that might be causing the waking, and some cool tethers and Infant Tylenol before bed may help. If neither of those things are the issue, then your goal should be to find a way to roll with the night-waking, and make it less disruptive for you. Instead of having her in a cot nearby, try taking her into bed with you. If that doesn't help, try napping with her during the day. If none of that works... Let us know!
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