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  1. Brittany says:

    I thought I was doing something wrong with my 5-month-old waking up at least 3x a night wanting to feed when he is with me or in his crib, However, with his grandparents, he only wakes once or less than when he is with me or in his crib. I was told to feed him more so he can sleep more at night. He is exclusively breastfed with eating solids but eats breastmilk the most. It’s so much information out there that contradicts other studies that are hard to decipher which is best. I did read the free e-books and found out I am doing these things already. I just make sure he naps better for he wakes up within 30 min, but if I rock him back to sleep he sleeps for at least an hour(which is great in my opinion) and he wakes up on his own to be fed. Any other tips I am missing?

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says:

      Hi @Brittany –
      Thank you for writing to us and for using The Baby Sleep Site as a resource for sleep! I’m sorry to hear that sleep has been rough for your son lately. You’re not alone as this age can be a difficult one for many babies, since at around 4 months their sleep is permanently changing from a “newborn’s” sleep, and this often leads to more frequent wake ups at night and disrupted naps. It’s also common for baby to sleep differently for different caregivers, but the good news is that you know he is able to sleep a little better for his grandparents, so you can now work on helping him do the same while at home!

      If you would like personalized help to work through these struggles, we can definitely help! Please consider one of our Personalized Sleep Consultation packages for more help. One of our trained expert sleep consultants will craft a Personalized Sleep Plan for you and your son, based on both your unique family history and on our own 10+ years of experience working with tens of thousands of parents from around the world. Then, your consultant will help you implement the plan at home, and will answer any follow-up questions you may have. The consultant will also make changes to the plan as necessary. You can read about all of our sleep consultation packages and purchase directly online here:
      Hang in there Brittany, and please contact us if you need more help at any time!

  2. Krista says:

    My son just turned 5 months old and is now waking 2-3 times a night to eat. He was doing great a few weeks ago, sleeping from 7-330am; one feeding; right back to bed until 645-7am. Now he feeds 630pm before bedtime, sometimes 9pm, 12am, 3-330am, 545am. He drinks 5-6oz formula bottles every 3-4 hours. He has 2 teeth (he got them around 3 months). I am not sure if this is a growth spurt, teething, sleep regression, or what. Any tips would help! Thank you!

    • Neosha says:

      @Krista – Thank you for reading and for sharing with us! 5 months is a really great age for personality development but not as much for sleep! Babies hit a growth spurt around 4 and 6 months and a sleep regression around 4 or 5 months so you could be seeing one or both at this time. The best advice we can give is to feed your little guy if he’s truly hungry but not to develop any long-term associations that you will want to break out of short-term – so no new “bad” habits for this short-term period. Hang in there!

  3. Koshi says:

    Hi, my girl just got 5 months. And she recently started feeding only while drawsy. before that she fed well just after wake up. She is breastfeeding since born. I struggle to make her sleep when she seems sleepy, and then feed her. Sometimes i get success but sometimes she felt asleep while sucking but in empty tummy. Because of this i cannot take her to feed, play, sleep schedule which was finely followed before . Please help. Thank you

    • Neosha says:

      @Koshi – Thank you for reading and for sharing with us. The feeding to sleep association is a very common one – many babies use this time for “comfort” as well as nursing, which makes it a bit harder to “fix” especially if your little lady is fairly persistent. Ensuring she gets enough nutrition throughout the day is critical so she stays healthy and developing well so please keep that at the forefront of your mind – even though she may only want to really nurse when she’s sleepy you can work to get her milk in here and there throughout the day as well. Well-fed babies sleep better than hungry ones, too! If your hope is to move back to the Eat-Play-Sleep schedule, you’ll want to keep working on adding more time or things to do after her feeding before her sleep. Please consider working with one of our expert sleep consultants who regularly help families get on this type of sleep schedule for their families. You can read more about our lovely ladies here:https://www.babysleepsite.com/about Hang in there, Koshi!

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