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Sleeping

My 4 month old has been sleeping through the night since she was 2 months old. Now lately she has been waking up 2-3 Times a night. I need my sleep back. What’s going on?! She is breastfed.

  • Hannah
    Oct 10, 2018

    Mine did the exact same thing. Some hit a 3-4 month regression. It took him a month to work through it but has been sleeping through the night since. Just stay strong. A lot of kids go through it.

  • Hallie
    Oct 10, 2018

    Lots of people call it regression but could be a wonder week (developmental leaps our babies go through).

  • Alexis
    Oct 10, 2018

    Sleep regression. At around 4 months their sleep patterns permanently change and they start going through sleep cycles just like adults. So when they hit a lighter sleep cycle a lot of babies wake up and don't know how to soothe themselves back to sleep. It's a good time for a little sleep training if you're up for it, just helping them learn how to self soothe. Otherwise the only thing you can really do is just ride it out, it does get better.

  • Christine
    Oct 10, 2018

    I have been feeding her every time and she goes back to sleep. Not sure if I should just leave her be without feeding to see if she would go back to sleep

  • Julie
    Oct 10, 2018

    Whether you call it a regression or a leap, it all means the same thing. Babies sleep poorly when they’re about to hit one or several milestones, when there going through a growth spurt, when they are teething, etc. hopefully it passes soon 😊

  • Alexis
    Oct 10, 2018

    Christine, if she's been able to sleep through without feedings previously then she likely still can. You just have to use your best judgment. Maybe try soothing her in another way. Does she have a small lovey or comfort object that you feel safe giving her to sleep with? The baby sleep site was really helpful for me with my boys and their sleep issues. 🙂

  • Lulu
    Oct 10, 2018

    http://www.nursingnurture.com/why-breastfeed-at-night/ Breast milk has higher levels of nutrients at night. It's really good for her tbh

  • Anonymous
    Oct 10, 2018

    Around this age we had to figure out a good nap schedule to keep sleep on track!

  • Katrina
    Oct 10, 2018

    So normal! Sleep changes so frequently for the first few years. Are you finding ways to make sure you're getting enough sleep as well?