Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.
Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.
Exhausted and Confused?   Yes! I need help and more sleep.

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  1. Desy In says

    Hi, since breastfeeding takes a long time (until baby finished) perhaps around 40 mins, how to establish routine for newborn?

    • Janelle Reid says

      @Desy In – Thank you for writing to us! I am happy to help. With newborns, it can be challenging to get them on a set routine until they are a little earlier. We have an article about newborn sleep and how it works that will give you more information on how they sleep, as well as how to navigate through the early months:
      Generally, you will want to look at the time the baby wakes up, and will put them back down to sleep 1.5 – 2 hours after they wake (during the day). Many parents do eat-play-sleep routines and many don’t! How you structure your routine will be up to you. I personally, breastfed on demand in those early months which is great for establishing your supply, and making sure the baby is getting everything that they need. We didn’t really get on any sort of schedule until closer to 6 or 7 months. I hope that helps! Enjoy your little one. 🙂 Thank you for using the Baby Sleep Site as a resource for sleep!

  2. Kim says

    My littles is almost 14 months and is still a night nurser and cosleeper. She wakes about every 2 hours as I am her human pacifier. She does not self soothe nor has she ever taken to a pacy. Is it possible to continue to cosleep but get her to sleep thru the night while I stille want to be a nursing mama, just not thru the night?

  3. shirley says

    my son is 14 months old.he wakes up more than six times a a night
    to breastfeed,thanks to Nicole am getting to understant the reason for all these.sleep associations.after learning my mistake,i wish to completely break off from this habit,what are some of the altrenatives that that i can use to soothe him back to sleep without having to breastfeed?…kindly help cause i believe this could be one of the reasons why he is a poor feeder,doesn add enough weight when i take him for well baby clinic.he is 14 months and 10.1 kg.
    kindly assist…..

  4. lucy macharia says

    my boy wakes up more than 4 times at night. he is 6 and a half months old. though he had colics which disturb him up to today his sleeping habit is disturbing. Help

  5. Chan says

    My 2-month-old has actually regressed since he was 1 month old. He used to sleep a 5-6 hour stretch at night but now he is only sleeping 2-3 hour stretches all night, waking several times. I don’t know what happened! He is very good during the day and can take naps on his own, sometimes just crying for a few minutes before falling sleep. Nighttime is a different story. I find it very difficult to soothe him back to sleep at night without breastfeeding, even if I know he is not hungry. If I try the paci or even rock him, he still acts like he wants to eat and I end up feeding him. Letting him cry, he just gets more and more worked up. How do I soothe him back to sleep without breastfeeding?

    During the day he eats every 3 hours during the day and takes normal naps. I feed him the last time at 8 p.m. and he goes straight to sleep. Sometimes he is asleep and sometimes he is awake when I put him down. He sleeps in his own crib. Now he eats so much at night that he seems less hungry during the day.

    Help! Have I inadvertently created a bad habit?