Q:

when will the baby sleep through the night, my baby is getting up every 1.5 hours and takes few sips only, but it's tiring for me to not get enuf sleep!



Dr. Namita Shenai Vadhavkar

Leena it takes time for a sound sleep at night. Pat him back to sleep unless the baby is very hungry. It takes time.

Madhura Thakkar

even my baby do the same

Roopashree Siddireddy

Leena and Madhura.. It takes time to get settled. Till baby is 6 months, it will be only on breast milk..so it will wake up too often. Once you start with solids...slowly things will settle as baby will take time to digest and feeling of fullness also will be there. Sleep whenever baby sleeps ( in day time also). Initially Everything your activity will be according to baby. Take naps whenever possible. Take care

Leena Pandyya

but in between he used to sleep for 4 hours at a stretch, now doesn't do that

Sheeba Vijesh

babies keep putting up surprises, now and then... don't worry, things will settle down, you will have to have patience...

ruqaiya khan

dear Leena , can u give me baby age and weight .

Leena Pandyya

age is 5.5 months and weight is 6.9kgs

ruqaiya khan

dear leena , the good news is ur baby is well capable of 12 hr sleep. if he was sleeping well before means he can do it again . i need to know how he falls asleep and does he sleep in his own bed .his weight n age is perfect to sleep well more than 1.5 hrs

Leena Pandyya

yes on his cot he sleeps

Leena Pandyya

thanks dear for  fast reply

ruqaiya khan

does he fall asleep only after breastfeeding?

Leena Pandyya

no but yes in middle of night wen he wakes up he sleeps as soon as he is done breastfeeding

Ankita Mitra

same problem but my baby is  only 27 days old, and is having formula feed. is it  normal in case of ff as well

ruqaiya khan

dear tutun , ur baby is very young will get up for milk at night but Leena baby can sleep he is 6 month old

Leena Pandyya

i will be joining work soon! i would need to be fresh, hence asking!

Leena Pandyya

what do you suggest ruqaiya

ruqaiya khan

Dear Leena, whenever your baby wakes up at night I want you to not feed him try to soothe his crying by gently humming to him ,slightly patting ,or keeping ur hand on his chest till he stops crying n falls asleep again .he doesnt need milk he can sleep long hrs.remove the habit.of needing milk to fall asleep.let me know how this goes

Leena Pandyya

is it Because he is on exclusive breast feed and is thirsty, should i start weaning

Leena Pandyya

as he just takes few sips n falls asleep

ruqaiya khan

u can breastfeed as long as u want . I am telling the baby in night doesnt need the milk they can drink during day time .so u can fed during daytime.at night he is only taking sips becoz he is not hungry but he wants to suck a little to fall asleep. here is where the mistake is .dont think he is hungry he wants to sleep need a little sucking to go back to bed. so at night when.he wakes up try to use other ways to get him back to sleep rather than feeding .it will take time but he can sleep more than.8 hrs at his age

Leena Pandyya

hi ruqaiya, my baby sleeps for 4 hours at a stretch now but rest of times wen he wakes up wants feeding only, you had suggested to pat n Humm,but it's not working

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