Mary - posted on 01/06/2010 ( 43 moms have responded )
My little guy is 17 weeks old and does not sleep through the night! He has only maybe 4 or 5 times total. He is on the E.A.S.Y schedule so he eats every 4-5 hours and takes 1 hour nap in the a.m. and one 1.5 hour nap in the afternoon. He goes in his crib between 9 and 9:30 pm and I do a 12 a.m. dreamfeed. He wakes consistently around 2 am and 5 am. I try to do the Pick Up Put Down method to see if maybe he just needs to be comforted but at 2 I finally resort to formula because he won't settle down and stop crying. At 2 am he takes about 4 0z. and then at 5 takes only about 2 oz. It is so frustrating especially at 5 because he is screaming like he is starving but really he isn't since he takes only 2 and falls asleep until 7:30. When he wakes up he isn't even hungry until like 8:30 am. My husband works 3rd shift so I'm mostly doing all night feedings on my own so I'm feeling like a walking zombie. I've tried tracking his day, shortening his naps and adding more formula and cereal to his day but nothing seems to be working. I have only seen posts about babies sleeping thorough the night. Are there other babies who are not sleeping through the night? For those who are - please advise!