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What are some reasons why baby would wake so often?

During the day my son (5months) breastfeeds once every 2.5-3 hours. At night he wakes up sometimes every hour....what could be the reason for this...and its been going on for months so is it really teething??

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:54 PM on Sep. 11, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • He's going for longer stretches during the day. Most babies nurse every 1.5-2 hours during the day and start sleeping longer periods at night about his age. Try nursing more often during the day and see if that helps.
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 5:05 PM on Sep. 11, 2009

  • My question to you is, does your baby sleep in your room? Both our children were poor sleepers until we moved them to a room of their own, then they started sleeping through the whole night.
    RuthsPlace

    Answer by RuthsPlace at 5:14 PM on Sep. 11, 2009

  • Or he could be too cold or too warm. It could be when you or your DH roll over it bothers him. Has he been growing rapidly so far? That could be why (just needs it b/c growing). Though I don't get why he would wake every hour at night. Is he wet? Does he just hate being wet?Mine was sleeping though the night by then mostly...
    missbreezy214

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 5:29 PM on Sep. 11, 2009

  • Might be teething... but if your baby doesn't self soothe (if you put your baby to bed when they are already sleeping or need to aid them in falling asleep) then it's probably related to that. My son at 6 months woke every hour at night! It was awful... it wasn't until he was 11 months old we figured out what was going on. We changed his routine and put him to bed awake and now he doesn't wake up most nights (he's getting his molars in, so the last few nights he's been awake again)
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 5:40 PM on Sep. 11, 2009

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