waking every 3 hours to nurse at night

Kimberly - posted on 12/26/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Recently, my 6 and a half month old daughter has begun to wake every three hours at night to nurse. I have tried to give her the pacifier and not to pick her up, but she cries and returns to bed only after being nursed. I am hoping she is just teething or going through a growth spurt. I am hoping soon she will return to sleeping about 6-8 hours or longer at night. Did this happen to anyone else or anyone have any suggestions?

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Danielle - posted on 12/27/2009

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my daughter does the same thing and has never slept threw the night she nurses before bed for like 30 mintues too..

Joni - posted on 12/26/2009

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when she wakes, try offering her water from the bottle instead of milk? i did this with my kids when they woke up at night after sleeping through for a while then waking again.



And you could be right, maybe its her teeth...its the right time for them to be moving around! Maybe try giving her some panadol if shes waking distressed.

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