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Sleeping??? Melanie Lanteigne Due May 30; 17 kids; Montréal, Quebec 86 posts
8th Feb '13

Hi, i have a 4 week old baby, he wakes up every 3 hours to eat... He will drink between 4oz-5oz and sometimes (rare) he will drink 3oz.. I was wondering did any of you mommies had any idea of what i could try to make him start sleeping more? If any one you guys tried stuff and it worked, the info would be much apreciated theanks in advance :)

*Mommy to four little Mon Due May 28; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Kitchener, Ontario 8595 posts
8th Feb '13

When his little body is ready to sleep longer he will. He wakes to feed because his body needs it right now. He is still very young. My 7 month old wakes every three hours to feed so I would say you are doing well :)

RonniG Due July 19; 1 child; Plentywood, Montana 2036 posts
8th Feb '13

He is 4 weeks old. He needs to eat every 3 hours because he is hungry and needs the nutrition. So as his mother you need to give up that sleep and get up and feed him. I tried to put this as nicely as possible.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; f**king, Austria 36337 posts
8th Feb '13

I am 22 and still wake up in the middle of the night. lol



No tips. Just feed on demand.

Summer+[two] 2 kids; Louisiana 727 posts
8th Feb '13

My 3 year old still wakes up :/

Melanie Lanteigne Due May 30; 17 kids; Montréal, Quebec 86 posts
8th Feb '13

Woooo there dont need no negative comments just asking, im aware that he is 4 weeks abd needs to eat was just asking?? A simple question and as a mother i do get UP and feed him?

raptor mommy saves 1 child; Berlin, Germany 811 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting ℳary ℐane:" I am 22 and still wake up in the middle of the night. lol No tips. Just feed on demand."


Have you tried swaddeling yourself?



On topic: babies don't have a schedule before 6 weeks, only a lucky few of us have babies who slept longer stretches at that age. Sleeping longer has more to do with weight than age, my 3,5mo boy slept a 6 hour stretch starting at 5 weeks, but he was always in the 95th percentile for weight.

Melanie Lanteigne Due May 30; 17 kids; Montréal, Quebec 86 posts
8th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting raptor mommy saves:</b>" Have you tried swaddeling yourself? On topic: babies don't have a schedule before 6 weeks, only a lucky ... [snip!] ... weight than age, my 3,5mo boy slept a 6 hour stretch starting at 5 weeks, but he was always in the 95th percentile for weight."</blockquote>




Thank you. I do try he is really on time my baby haha will not pass the 3hr stretch just my bf works at night and since i had baby its hard on the system at time, was wondering if there was something i could do u know

user banned (boy); 2 kids; f**king, Austria 36337 posts
8th Feb '13
Quoting Melanie Lanteigne:" Woooo there dont need no negative comments just asking, im aware that he is 4 weeks abd needs to eat was just asking?? A simple question and as a mother i do get UP and feed him?"

How were our comments negative? lol

Melanie Lanteigne Due May 30; 17 kids; Montréal, Quebec 86 posts
8th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ℳary ℐane:</b>" How were our comments negative? lol"</blockquote>




Not yours..first one, even tho she says its not negative,,shoudnt put to be a mother and wake up, no use for that sentence really

*Mommy to four little Mon Due May 28; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Kitchener, Ontario 8595 posts
8th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Melanie Lanteigne:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ℳary ℐane:</b>" How were our comments negative? ... [snip!] ... yours..first one, even tho she says its not negative,,shoudnt put to be a mother and wake up, no use for that sentence really"</blockquote>




I didn't think I was negative.

This ish is bananas TTC since Mar 2014; 1 child; Georgia 1774 posts
8th Feb '13

No one was negative.
Sleep when he sleeps if you are that tired. Babies that age still need bottles during the night for nutrition. He will sleep longer when he is ready. My son started sleeping through the night the same week he turned two months old.

twingals 2 kids; Ontario 600 posts
9th Feb '13

I would strongly suggest swaddling if you are not already doing so.
As above, he is still very young and likely needs the every 3 hour feeds at this point. Mine ate every 2-3 hours until around 6 weeks. Then you start getting one four hour stretch (usually at night). Then eventually, and hopefully, it gets longer and longer. By between 3-4 months, mine slept through the night (6-8 hours in a row).
Just keep doing what you're doing and things will get better!!