I would say that if your baby is only 3 1.2 weeks old and is waking at night it is probably because she is hungry. I breast fed so I cant answer with 100% certainty cos its different with formula. She will definetly grow out of it. Just remember every baby is different and those first couple of weeks are tiring and hard work.
I definetly wouldnt be advising of letting her cry at that age - if they cry when they are that little its for a reason. Have you tried just giving her a cuddle and resettling her instead of feeding?
Jacquie, Mummy to Bailey, Tijana & Kaitlyn
My youngest son now 17wks is doing well now but at the same age he was feeding every 2 hrs day and night, drove me up the wall as my first wasn't like that and i was tired from looking after the eldest one (oh and bubs) during the day. I fed him on demand and I was lucky enough he grew out of it around 2-3mths of age....seems like forever though. Sounds to me thats she's waking because shes hungry, maybe it has to do with once they hit a certain weight they sleep better....just a stab in the dark.
Hope all goes well
Mum of 2 boys 3 1/2 and 19wks
Its only cause she cant hear your heart beat and your touch cause for the last 9 months she has always had you with her and now she is in the world and doesnt know what to do and that's how I look at it when Jaye would get upset and it does get better just be there for her.
Does she sleep in your room?
Tracey,Jaye (girl)12/06/05, Sam (boy)10/07/09
My little girl has been on 3 hourly feeds since she was born she is now 6 months. At around 3 months she only woke for 1 bottle at night which was great.
I also had trouble getting her to sleep day or night so i went and brought karicare thickener which makes her fill full and she slept really well after that.
Does she drink the full 120mls if she does try giving her a bit more she might be still hungry.
Good Luck i hope everything goes really well for you and your bubba
INDY PUDGE AND SHEEKY BOY
My son was 6 weeks prem, he spent the first 2 weeks of his life in hospital where he was woken every 3 hours for a feed. Once he came home he was feeding 2 hourly during the day and also at night (sometimes 3 hours at night). He did this until he was 3 months old, he then changed by himself to 3 hourly during the day and about 4 hourly at night. At 5 months we started the Tizzie Hall routine and introduced solids. He now has his last feed at 10:30 pm. Although he still doesn't sleep through. I think you need to perserver for a little while longer, it does get easier eventually.
Rebecca, VIC, Spencer 4/10/05, Talon 14/07/07