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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Mel | 2006/11/10

Q.

Sleep issues

My daughter is nearly five months old. I am still breastfeeding although she does get two bottles of formula a day (I am back at work but she was exclusively breastfed until she was four months old). At around four months she started sleeping through the night (from 19h00 - 05h00). However, over the last two weeks she has been waking up every three hours and we have been struggling to get her to sleep aswell. I am not sure whether this is because she should be going onto solids or whether it has to do with the fact that I am back at work (she weights 8Kg's and was 3.43kg's at birth). She seems to want to be on the breast all the time and I am sure that some of the time it is just comfort sucking. I am really worried about her and would appreciate your advice.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Her weight is excellent, far above the average for her age. She seems to have changed to an 'on demand' schedule of feeding. This is not going to be easy to change at this stage.
I hope that one of our regular forum contributors will be able to advise you.

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