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My 7wk old daughter usually sleeps 5-6 hrs followed by 2-3 hrs at night. Last night she woke every 1.5 – 2 .5 hrs. I wonder if it’s the change to sleep sack (still with a swaddle) or her going through her milestone development a week early? She wanted to pretty much just eat & sleep yesterday.

Posted by Linzi, 26/06/02013

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  • Growth spurts !
    Babies have immature sleep systems. They have very tiny tummies – only about the size of a cherry at birth! Babies grow rapidly, their liquid diet digests quickly. During those early months, your baby will have tremendous growth spurts that affect not only daytime feedings, but nighttime feeding needs as well.
    This means that it is perfectly natural, absolutely normal, and totally expected for your baby to wake up in the night and need nourishment or your help to fall back to sleep. Sleeping all through the night, every night, without needing a parent’s assistance, is like learning to walk or talk or drink from a cup — all kids get there, but they do so at their own speed, a little bit at a time, and in their own unique way.

  • Actually, it\’s common nature to the child. There is no regular routine for them. If you breastfeed your baby, you can have a baby lounger to breastfeed your baby safe at night.

  • Sleep and feeding patterns change with growth spurts, all perfectly normal

  • It could be cluster feeding or they are just being fussy.. Try bottled boiled water between normal feed times. I have to do for my 4wk old baby.. It’s about making them stick to their routine..

  • she maybe going through a growth spurt so maybe up her milk in the day

  • Every baby is so different. Have you considered co sleeping? It saved my sleep

  • unfortunately babies dont read the same milestone books as we do, they tend to do things in their own time. It could be a growth spurt or just a phase, dont look to far into it bub will settle into a rhythm

  • i hope things are better now

  • Sometimes it is just a growth spurt causing disruption

  • Hope she is sleeping better for you now.

  • She might just be growing and not wanting to sleep cause she is sore

  • when she is a bit older she will sleep longer, that’s what I found

  • how is she sleeping for you now?

  • At this age they are still establishing a routine, it could also be a case of being hungry.

  • I hope you found some sort of answer to why she is waking up

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