Is this still normal for a 5 month old? DD will go for about 3 hours + or - during the day. Sometimes 4 hours, though rarely. At night, I put her down in her crib, then usually put her in bed with me at her first waking. From there, she wakes up every 2 hours to nurse like clockwork. I haven't had any trouble with sleep deprivation doing it this way, but now it's starting to take it's toll.
Is she waking up this often because she can sense I'm right there next to her? She can smell me? Would she sleep longer if I nursed her, then put her back in her crib? I can't help but wonder because if she goes about 3-4 hours between feedings during the day, surely it would be the same during the night, when she's not "working up an appetite" because she's just sleeping.