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GioiaMia
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sleep advice please

DD is 5 weeks.
She will have a bottle of BMat between 8 and 9 then sleep to 12 or 1.

Then, she is up every single hour until 7. I can't feed her every time of course so I am usually just rocking her to sleep but she then sleeps less than an hour.

Yesterday, I fed her every 2 hours during the day and will try it for a few more days but I ended up feeding her 10 ounces more than normal so I don't know if that's a good idea.

Any advice on how to.get DD to stay asleep? I elevated the bassinet mattress on one side and just started using a white noise machine.

Thanks!

Message edited 11/14/2013 6:49:06 AM.

Posted 11/14/13 6:48 AM
 
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NYCGirl80
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Re: sleep advice please

Pretty typical for 5 weeks old. As babies get older, they naturally consolidate sleep more overnight. Have you considered letting her sleep in the swing overnight? That helped us immensely.

Also, feeding every 2 hours during the day is a lot! Was she hungry that often? DS naturally went 3 to 3.5 hours during the day. At night I'd usually get a 4 or 5 hour stretch and then 3 hour intervals at that age. It's tough, but it does get better and they do eventually sleep! But I wouldn't do 2 hours during the day b/c I think that's going to drive you insane.

Posted 11/14/13 9:24 AM
 

Katareen
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sleep advice please

Could she be cold? Just want the closeness of mom?

Do you use a pacifier?

Posted 11/14/13 9:58 AM
 

ourhappysurprise2012
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sleep advice please

Could be a growth spurt and she needs more to eat. I also agree with white noise. Does she like to be swaddled? I thought DS hated it, but tried again out of desperation around that age and it helped so much!

Posted 11/14/13 10:02 AM
 

JoesWife628
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sleep advice please

Does she have any silent reflux symptoms?

Posted 11/14/13 10:04 AM
 

GioiaMia
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Re: sleep advice please

Posted by JoesWife628

Does she have any silent reflux symptoms?



I will Google this but funny you should mention reflux bc my friend asked the same question. She does not spit up or anything, she sleeps like a champ upright but when she lays flat she "gurgles" until she falls into a deep sleep.sometimes for hours so I will look into.this.

Also going to try a different pacifier.

Thanks for the responses!

Posted 11/14/13 10:08 AM
 

GioiaMia
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sleep advice please

She loved being swaddled and I am a dopo and stopped it once it was cold enough for the sleep.sack, maybe I will try again!

Posted 11/14/13 10:14 AM
 

want2beamom
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Re: sleep advice please

Posted by GioiaMia

She loved being swaddled and I am a dopo and stopped it once it was cold enough for the sleep.sack, maybe I will try again!



def try the swaddle...I really liked the miracle blanket...

Posted 11/14/13 10:18 AM
 

ourhappysurprise2012
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Re: sleep advice please

Posted by GioiaMia

She loved being swaddled and I am a dopo and stopped it once it was cold enough for the sleep.sack, maybe I will try again!



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Posted 11/14/13 10:23 AM
 

luvmyReese
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sleep advice please

My baby slept in her papasan (sp?) Chair till she was 4 mnths old and got squirming ...she liked sleeping upright.

Posted 11/14/13 1:21 PM
 

alli3131
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sleep advice please

I 5 weeks I would just go with it. They are really too young to change their schedule much. They figure it out. Hang in there.

Posted 11/14/13 1:25 PM
 

cateyemm
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Re: sleep advice please

id focus on a good swaddle and paci. also, keeping the room as dark as possible at night.
good luck, it will get better.

Posted 11/14/13 1:39 PM
 

PregowithTwins
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sleep advice please

Maybe she is not getting filled up. If she is drinking the bottle dry, start increasing. A full belly will sleep

Posted 11/14/13 2:06 PM
 

pnbplus1
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Re: sleep advice please

At that age my DS nursed every 2 hours while awake, sometimes more often, especially in the evening hours. Part of it could be waking to consume more calories that they need. I would also try the swaddle. They initially hate it but it works. Also, my DS' naps were all over the place and I think he was overtired. At 6 weeks I started putting him down every 90 minutes and it worked like a charm and still does at 11 weeks.

Posted 11/14/13 2:40 PM
 
 

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