Jennifer - posted on 12/09/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
IS THIS NORMAL????
My 12 week old has become 'less hungry' over the past week breast feeding once or twice through the night and no more than 4 times during the day. If I offer him more frequent feeds he refuses and if i persist he cries. I am guessing he is a more efficient feeder now and is still getting his daily calorie requirements (he is chubby).
MY CONCERN really is when he wakes from his morning nap he gets grumpy quite quickly and looks ready for another nap(this is unusual to me as 2 weeks ago he was Mr.Catnap and would not sleep in the day). This continues all day long and by bath time 5:30pm he is falling asleep in my arms and wakes but is grumpy for his 6PM night feed. I feel like I am putting him to sleep too often.
Is is normal for a baby of this age to need sleep all the time and for his 'fun awake' time to become so short? He used to look at toys etc for hours. I definitely don't mind the napping but feel like I am neglecting his one on one time and development because as soon as he grumps i put him to bed. He also wakes from his 'naps' frequently but is still grumpy?