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When did your breastfed baby begin to sleep for 4 or more hours at night?


Asked by Anonymous at 10:30 PM on Aug. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Ok, just wanting answers from those whose baby DIDN'T sleep thru the night from the start lol


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:36 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Mine slept through the night from day one and Breastfeeding seemed to help.

    Answer by tcarter1981 at 10:34 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • I think at about 1 or 2 weeks. Not exactly the start....
    However, in my CM baby group, many women didnt have theirs sleeping through the night until 4-6 months, and even now at 8 months there are a couple mamas still having trouble. Hang in there.

    Answer by serioussifL at 10:40 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • My daughter woke up every two hours until she was 11 months old. She is now 12 months and sleeps 4-6 hours a night without waking.

    My son slept through the night from 6 weeks on... it just depends on the baby, there is no way to know.

    Answer by AJsMomma at 10:59 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • My son woke every two hours like clockwork (seriously, I set my clock by him more than once) until we moved him to his own bed at 18 months. Between 3 and 6 months, he slept a solid seven hour night every night. Then he got a little sick, had his six month growth spurt, and never returned to the old sleep pattern until he was in his own bed. Every baby is different. :-)

    Answer by eema.gray at 11:05 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Sorry, my son slept through the night starting at 1 month old but I know many whose children did not sleep through the night until the age of 1 or 2 :(

    Answer by JasonsMom2007 at 11:08 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • None of my kids slept through the night until they were weaned...even my 17 month old nurses at 9pm, 2:30 am and then again around 6 am. We are in the process of moving him into his own bed so we will see what happens!! I do know many moms whose breastfed babies were sleeping through the night at 6 weeks...

    Answer by Dodgermommy at 11:13 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • Four hours? About eight months.

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:18 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • First born slept through the night almost immediately (definitely by week 2). Second born is almost 9 months old and she is just now consistently sleeping 4 or more hours between feedings. I still end up feeding her in teh middle of the night but I'm getting used to it and happily we are both able to go right back to sleep after she fills her tummy. Good luck to you!

    Answer by Abilyn at 11:38 PM on Aug. 24, 2009

  • I can't remember exactly. With my first, he had horrible reflux and never slept for much at a time. He went on medication at 3 months and started co-sleeping around 6 months. Probably around that time, we were getting more than 4 hours at a time. Maybe it was a bit sooner. With my second, his reflux was caught earlier and he was a better sleeper because of it. I think he was sleeping more than 4 hours around 2 months or so.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 12:55 AM on Aug. 25, 2009