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Please help! 4 month old went from sleeping through the night or waking up at 3 AM to waking up every 2-3 hours!!!

She is breastfed. She has a cold. She has been treated in the past for reflux but has been off of her prevacid x one month

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ajlarsen

Asked by ajlarsen at 2:04 PM on Aug. 10, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • could just be a growth spurt, they do tend to eat more often during one of those.
    DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 2:05 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • Growth spurt. Just feed her when she wakes up. It will pass.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:05 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • Babies go through stages where they will sleep all night for several days, weeks and/or months in a row, to waking up several times in the night. Mine were never consistent until about the age of 18 months. Good luck:)
    shanlaree

    Answer by shanlaree at 2:06 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • its normal. it happends. just like others said. its annoying but there isnt anythin you can do about it really.
    Shani527

    Answer by Shani527 at 2:08 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • my child did tat too....he was hungry more often....and colicky tooo....try ruling out thse first...all d best
    sofi816

    Answer by sofi816 at 2:09 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • Don't expect sleeping through the night, or sleeping patterns to be consistent until baby is closer to 2 yrs old. Since you are breastfeeding consider bringing baby into bed with you so that baby can nurse as needed without you having to get up.
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 2:19 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • I appreciate all the input. I thought it was a growth spurt but it's been going on for more than a week. Will this change??
    ajlarsen

    Comment by ajlarsen (original poster) at 2:19 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • If there's one thing you can count on when it comes to infant sleep patterns: they will change. =) Give it some time.

    On that note, how was your LO diagnosed with reflux? What were the symptoms?
    lifetimelove

    Answer by lifetimelove at 4:11 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • she was diagnosed with reflux at about 2 wks of age. She completed her prevacid a month ago and this sleeping pattern started almost 2 wks ago
    ajlarsen

    Comment by ajlarsen (original poster) at 4:25 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

  • Either growth spurt or teeth, my son was like that, he slept wonderfully and then all of a sudden the next 2 1/2 weeks were terrible but his bottom two teeth cut threw and it took us another couple of weeks to get him to continue sleeping through the night! teething tablets work wonders! Or I would get teething strips that I could only find at walgreens for some reason! Good luck!
    sweetbeb05

    Answer by sweetbeb05 at 5:25 PM on Aug. 10, 2010

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