Sleeping 12 hours through the night

Marie - posted on 06/13/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My little guy, at 2 months old started sleeping through from 8pm to 8am. Some months after that started waking at 1130 (3 hours later - as per our nursing schedule) for another feed then sleep until 7 or 8 am.



Now we're trying to drop the 1130pm feed so instead of waking at 1130 *he* wakes at 300am for a feed. (I don't mind - I'm usually engorged by then - and if daddy goes in and gives him his pacifier he'll go back to sleep unless he's completely empty).



At almost 13 months should he be sleeping 11-12 hours a night? Should he still be waking up to nurse?



He gets 3-4 tbsp of solids (1/2 a large jar or some of what we're having) at 5pm then nurses to sleep between 8am and 9pm. He gets a 2 hour nap between 3:00 and 5:00.



Any thoughts?

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Christina - posted on 06/13/2009

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If your nursing still, the baby should eat in the night...my daughter is 7 months...I can't possibly produce a full 6-8 oz...which is the recomended amount. Its totally normal for breastfed babies to wake during the night...they sometimes wont, but my daughter does...everyone is different...I thought crying it out was the solution, but I realized she was hungry, so I breastfeed on demand...whenever! It sucks, but that's my job.My daughter eats quite a bit of sold foods...3 tablespoons of cereal in AM and PM and 3 of a fruit and veggie each...and I give her the breast every three hours, sometimes two. Also, your littleone is doing so much growing, and Im sure a ton of crawling if not walking...so Im sure hes tired too. Id say its normal for him to sleep! Trust your instincts...their always right!

Cassie - posted on 06/13/2009

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I was told at 6 months a baby should be able to sleep for about 10 hours at night without feeding. I normally put my little guy to bed by 8pm nursing him just before and he sleeps to about 6:30am. I had to let him cry it out for a couple nights and he figured things out. Also teething and colds may interrupt regular sleeping. You should be able to get your little guy to sleep about 10 hours by now. I would try to let him cry. Babies need to be able to put themselves back to sleep. Good luck!

Ember - posted on 06/13/2009

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Well, my son is almost ten months old and he gets his last feed at around 8 or 9 pm and then sleeps straight through until, between 7:30am to 8:30am.

I've asked the doctor if this is ok and he says that as long as the baby is happy, and healthy, it's perfect. My oldest son did this too.



That being said, the baby does eat an exorbanant amount of food though, always has.



He adjusted his own schedule like this though, which I think is most important. Babies are usually good at knowing what they need.



This is just my opinion though.



Good luck.

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