sleeping through the night.

Amy - posted on 01/06/2014 ( 4 moms have responded )

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What is considered 'sleeping through the night' for a 3 month old? My 3 month old son usually goes to sleep for the night around 6pm (I wish it was later) and then he wakes around 2ish and then again around 4ish. We also wake him for a quick feeding before we go to bed (around 9pm). I'm sick of this! A couple days ago I decided to up his formula intake from 4oz to 5oz during his daytime feedings and then 6oz for his feeding before we go to bed in hopes that this will help him sleep completely through the night. So, in 'baby world', is he already technically sleeping through the night since he's sleeping around 6pm and doesn't wake up until 2am?

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Amy - posted on 01/08/2014

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No, I'm not dreaming. Like you said Jodi, there ARE 3 month olds that DO sleep through the night--like actually sleep through the night--I was just hoping mine would be one of them. Yes, I am sick of waking up at 2am and 4am (whether he feeds or not). I'm a very tired stay-at-home mommy and I'm hoping to get rid of this 2am feeding. Lately, I've been working on getting him on more of a strict schedule. Feed, play, sleep... it seems to be taking effect slowly but surely. But the dream feed we do at about 9pm hasn't helped him with this 2am wakeup. At least not yet. I wish I knew if we should just drop that dream feed.... What makes the 2am feeding so frustrating is that, well, first off I'm tired and secondly my boyfriend's alarm goes off at 430am which usually wakes the baby back up (baby's crib is in our room). So within about 2 hours I have to be up again. It's just that stretch between about 2am-5am that's a killer give or take half an hour before/after.....

Jodi - posted on 01/07/2014

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So you are really expecting a 3 month old to sleep for 10 hours? Are you dreaming? That isn't actually normal. Yes, it happens, but it isn't normal. Are you really sick of waking at 2am and 4am for feeds? He is already sleeping through the night!!! I think your expectations are unrealistic.

Think yourself lucky. Women who breastfeed their babies are often up every 2-3 hours feeding their little one. That's normal. If this is interfering with your sleep, learn to sleep when your baby sleeps.

Amy - posted on 01/07/2014

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well, it's not 'all night' in mommy and daddy world unfortunately.... I need to get him to not wake up for this 2 am feeding! :( at least sleep straight through the night from about 9pm to 6am. however, he tends to wake up with my boyfriends alarm at 430-ish every morning, so that messes things up... :/

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