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Baby boy has suddenly started waking up frequently at night (when normally he sleeps easily from 8pm – 4/5am.) He recently got his first tooth but Im not sure if thats the reason because he doesn’t seem too bothered by the teething during the day. He wakes up crying hysterically as though he’s really hungry and won’t stop unless i breastfeed him. Anyone else experience this?


Posted by mumof1, 3rd December 2019


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  • It could be teething. Of a day he’s busy with other things taking his mind off the pain. At night, if it hurts he’ll notice it more because it’s more noticeable


  • If you baby is suddenly growing quickly it can result in more hunger and feeds needed.
    There may also be more teeth coming that you can’t see clear evidence of yet.
    Sometimes the gum can go back up the side of a tooth that has already come through


  • That’s pretty normal from memory I believe. They have some mental development changes happening around there and teething will disturb their sleep, even if they don’t seem too bothered by it. I would recommend downloading “The Wonder Weeks” app if you haven’t already. It has helped me to understand my kids weirdness a lot!


  • May be he scared during his sleep may be any dream it may because of teething as well


  • Most likely more teeth!


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