My son usually sleeps 1 hr to 1.5 at a time at night. A handful of times he actually slept for 3 hrs. What am I doing wrong? At night he wakes, nurses and then falls asleep but I don't think he nurses enough to keep him satisfied in order to sleep longer. While nursing he falls asleep. I wake him up him up to nurse more. He does wake up but wont nurse more. Please help. This is my first child and I don't know how to help the situation.Answer Question
Answer by mrsbean08 at 11:44 AM on May. 29, 2010
Answer by aliishott2 at 11:46 AM on May. 29, 2010
Answer by jennifer588 at 11:46 AM on May. 29, 2010
It is hard I know !! If you can try to keep the baby up more in the evening like after dinner until late like 10 or 11. Try to play with baby in evenings so he is awake more. Also try keeping him up more during the day. Maybe start a little schedule but do not be strict with it. May help you and him to know what the patterns of day are. This what I did and something my mother suggested because she would do this with us. It worked for me they did not sleep through the night but slept a couple hours at a time at night that is better then 1- 1 1/2 hours. You are doing nothing wrong so do not beat your self up. My third baby was the toughest to get to sleep good at night. Some babies it takes awhile to get the sleep thing down.
Answer by ramajil at 12:08 PM on May. 29, 2010
This is totally normal, you are not doing anything wrong! A few tips to try include: Try to encourage him to nurse more frequently during the day. If he can get more calories in during the day he may nurse less at night. Learn to nurse lying down and bring baby into bed with you so that you don't have to get up every time he needs to nurse. More info on this at Should I sleep with my baby?
It took me a few months to figure out that it was best to bring baby into bed with me with the first baby! With the next 2 kids they came right into bed with me so they could nurse and I could sleep!
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 12:32 PM on May. 29, 2010
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