my 3 month old suddenly can't sleep at night... Im stumped!

Amy - posted on 04/14/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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He is still only feeding once a night... he has been sleeping thru the night since 4 weeks 6-7 hours then up for a feed and out cold for another 3 then up for the day. growth spurts obviously he gets up for more feeds but latly he has just been waking up for comfort. I thought maybe he is begginning to teeth but oragel don't seem to be helping. I got him checked out and medically he is fine. any suggestions? he is a soother kid so alot of the time he'll wake for sue sue but with these wakings giving it back to him isn't even helping. I gave him a doze of tylenol right before bed tonight ill let you know if that helps. Thanks :) Oh he is breastfeed on demand btw usually 2-3 hours during the day and he has decent enough naps too.

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Talya - posted on 04/15/2009

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Well bless your baby for sleeping through the night at 4 weeks, but that is not usually the case.  Most children start to really begin a solid sleep pattern anywhere from 4-6months.  Growth spurts and wanting to eat has happened to our little baby, too.  Just when you think she is sleeping all night, she wakes up....It's weird and no one truly knows why.  Also, check the temp in baby's room.  Babies do not know what to do if they get cold or hot, so it wakes them and keeps them up until it regulates again.  I mean all of these posts you can take with a grain of salt.  Bottom line is, let him cry a little before running in to soothe him, and eventually he will sleep all night.  I know it's tough but hang in there!

Arwen - posted on 04/14/2009

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If he isn't teething, you might try giving him a little rice cereal for supper before you nurse him. He might just be ready for a little bit more than breastmilk. =)

My daughter started doing that when she needed more. It took me a couple of weeks to catch on. I was trying every teething remedy imaginable. She didn't get her first tooth till three months after she started that. Turned out she just needed more to digest.

Three months might seem early, but every baby is different. I know one kid that needed it before 2 months, another right before 4. Your little man might be the same. ;)

Sarah - posted on 04/14/2009

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I found that normally the tylenol helped a lot with my son, have you tried putting your t-shirt in bed with him? sometimes it could be a separation issue? sorry if i'm not much help, my son was just a big cuddle-bug. :)

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