Sleeping Too Much
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Sleeping Too Much
I have a 11.5 weeks old son and he slept nearly 8.5 hrs in the
night.. I am nursing him and concerned about normal sleep
routines in a baby. My daughter would usually sleep max. 6 hrs
in the night for a very long time but my son seems happy to
sleep for a longer time and does not cry out for milk in the
night or early morning and even after sleeping for a long time
in the night wakes up quietly. Day time - from 9-9 he usually
nurses 2-3.5 hrs and sleeps max. 45 minutes .. personal
experiences and info. about babies sleep routines are very
Hi - your son seems to have very similar sleep patterns to my 3
month old little boy. He rarely sleeps longer than an hour or
so during the day, and this hour is usually made up with power
naps of 10/15 minutes at a time. But night times are
blissful!! He started sleeping through the night at around 2
months. Every now and then he'll wake up (or be woken up by big
sister) around 5/6am and will fall back to sleep after a feed -
but some nights he'll go from 7pm thru to 8:30am and just like
your son, he rarely wakes up extremely hungry, he's happy to
coo & gurgle until I'm ready to nurse him. As long as your son
is gaining weight then I wouldn't be concerned, it sounds like
he is getting plenty of milk in the day and that's keeping him
content through the night.
Enjoy a good nights rest!
I can't give you a medical opinion about your son's sleep
habits, but they sound almost exactly like my son's. From 3mos
to 6mos, he slept 8, 10, sometimes 12 hours a night without
waking to eat (I was breastfeeding and supplementing with
formula.) He barely napped during the day. From 6-12mos his
sleep patterns were all over the board, but now he's 13mos and
has what I consider a great sleep schedule of about 10-11
straight hours at night without waking, plus 1-2 naps of 45min-2
hours each per day. He's healthy and bright and meeting all his
milestones, so unless there's something else about your son's
development that gives you cause to worry about the sleeping,
I'd say thank your stars and enjoy your good night's sleep! :)
My five month old son seems really sleepy. He has slept twice
as much as normal in the past day. When he's awake he's very
active and alert and does not have any signs of illness. I
don't understand what is going on. We started cereal a week ago
could it be making him sleepy? Is this a normal change around
Sounds like a growth spurt! My little guy always sleeps more
right before and during a growth spurt.. Everyone said 6 months
but he was a little ahead. His was at 5 months.
now watch him sprout!
Your son could be allergic to the cereal, or intolerant. Five
months is early enough that his gut could still be sensitive to
grains. Have you thought of trying mashed banana instead, or
waiting until he is six months?
I noticed with my children that their eating and sleeping
patterns could vary pretty wildly during the first year
because they have so much growing to do. They grow when
they are sleeping, so if he's having a grow spurt, he's
going to sleep more. Don't worry.
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