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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Isabella | 2005/11/28

Q.

Sleeping Problems


My granddaughter is 6 months old. Very healthily, although she already has 3 teeth but the teething itself does not seem to cause her too much distress.

Eats
Breakfast - 5/6 spoons of porridge
Supper - 4 spoons baby food
Drinks
5 bottles milk of 200ml during the day (with the occasional bit of rooibos tea or water)
Her last bottle is +- 7pm

She has a 2-hour nap early afternoon and my daughter has been trying to keep her awake longer. She therefore only goes to sleep at about 8pm
Unfortunately she sleeps very poorly - only about 4/5 hours broken sleep at night.
She also wants to drink a small amount on waking

Is she doing sometime wrong?
What can be done for baby to sleep longer at night?


Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

She seems to be taking enough milk. Perhaps at this age she could be getting a little more in the way of solids in the evening. She is waking because she feels hungry at some time during the night. Otherwise all seems well.

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