Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mini | 2011/12/05

Q.

routine

my almost 6 month old is still not sleeping through. Some nights she would wake only once and then lately the has been waking almost every hour between 12 and 3 am. and will only fall asleep if she drinks(I breastfeed exclusively)This is just strange for me because during the day she will go very long stretches between feeds, 4-5 hours! Is this normal and is there any way to extend her sleeping hours during the evening?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your bbay girl is waking between 12 and 3 am probably because she is hungry then. She is old enough to be on solids now, so she should have her solids followed by her breastfeed before she goes to bed in the evening

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