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Waking Every 2 Hours For A Feed Lock Rss

I need help - I don't know how much longer I can go on with so much disturbed sleep.

My 8 month old son has, recently (in the last two weeks), started waking every hour and a half to two hours during the night for feeds. When he wakes he will feed for 15 - 20 minutes and go straight back to sleep. He has never sleep a whole night for us yet - the longest he has done is 4 hours. We have tried not feeding him to see if he will go back to sleep but he screams for one to one and a half hours before I give in and feed him. He is breastfed.

Is this waking normal? Should I attend an overnight sleeping centre? Can you help me?

Luckiest Mum In The World

Hi,
At 8 months babies experience separation anxiety and this is most likely the reason for the recent change in habit.

Your son is waking on his light sleep and is using your comfort to return to sleep. If you want him to sleep independently then you will need to be the teacher and instead of feeding back to sleep you would need to use controlled comforting settling techniques.

The techniques we teach are not just about leaving baby to 'cry it out' rather they are given a clear and repetitive message. Settling centres are available to parents - with a long wait usually, or you can get details for our settling program from <a href="http://www.huggies.com/au/pregnancy_parenting/yourbabysleep/">Your Baby’s Sleep</a> page or from It's Time To Sleep DVD&BOOK
Huggies have a great offer to members at the moment -see <a href="http://www.huggies.com/au/about_huggies/special_offers/bookoffer/">Member Exclusive Book Offers</a>.

Cheers Maree



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