Q:

hi, my 5 month 5 day old baby doesn't sleep at night (not more than half an hr at stretch) she has absolutely no health issues. she was exclusively breastfed for 5 months and its been 2 days I have started with solids for once in a day. please help



Sonali Shivlani

Try a small night light so that she is not completely in the dark when she wakes up. Try having someone else Pat her back to sleep without breastfeeding.Do not rush to her and allow her to self soothe for a while. Even when you put her down to sleep ensure that she is put down awake so she learns to sleep on her own.

Nazeema Shaheen

Anusha start solids only after six months are completed. Your baby might not be sleeping coz of stomach ache, stop feeding solids n breastfeeding is sufficient at this time

Anusha Purohit

thank u Sonali, I have a small bedlamp in the room.. she just screams and cries to pick her up, difficult to see her crying for long.. she doesn't stop till I hold her..

Anusha Purohit

thanks Nazeema! she is been crying even before I introduced solids to her.. the reason behind is my BM is deceiving and she cries at breast all the time. This night behaviour started jus when she completed 4 months.

Sonali Shivlani

It does take time and patience. Work at putting her down awake to sleep so that she learns how to put herself to sleep.

ruqaiya khan

I want to know if u are feeding at night. she might be getting up coz she expects to be fed . and does she falls asleep on breast coz that might have become her sleep prop . a gradual and consistent approach might help . babies of 4 mon can sleep through the night.

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