Expert panel: Sleep

Questions about Sleep

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Jane ...
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Hi, This is not an uncommon situation but what could help is that if you make the decision to try and place him into his bassinette when he is fed,...

Answered: 09 Feb 2015
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Jane ...
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Hi, He could be going through a growth spurt and genuinely need three hourly feeds to fuel his growth. Some babies of this age just need more frequ...

Answered: 21 Feb 2015
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Leann...
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Hi there, thanks for your question. Like us adults, bubs only have at best four hours of stored energy in their body, in fact generally they only h...

Answered: 29 Jan 2015
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Jane ...
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Hi, The first thing to do is to ensure he's growing and thriving as he needs to so a check with your CHN would be wise. At six months he's really o...

Answered: 17 Dec 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, It would be useful for you to check with your CHN first to ensure your baby is growing and thriving as she needs to. Making sure her feeds are ...

Answered: 17 Dec 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, This isn't an uncommon situation but if she's sleeping through the night and waking up this way then she's probably trying to tell you she's ha...

Answered: 30 Nov 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, This is not an uncommon situation. Some kids just take a while to "thaw out" when they first wake, just like some adults. It can take 1/2 or mo...

Answered: 17 Dec 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, This is not an uncommon situation, sleep is a constantly changing state and just because she's slept pretty well until now is not a guarantee t...

Answered: 23 Nov 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, The longer sleep overnight is pretty average for her age and stage. You don't mention if she's breastfeeding but at 8 weeks she'll need to be f...

Answered: 06 Nov 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, As long as she is healthy and thriving, feeding well and growing as she needs to then it's unlikely to be feeding related. If she needs your he...

Answered: 25 Oct 2014
Avatar MarkMac
Jane ...
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Hi, As long as she is gaining weight and reaching her developmental milestones then she could be sleeping for longer, continuous periods overnight....

Answered: 24 Oct 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, At 6 months he's just on the cusp of not needing overnight breastfeeds. One perhaps and somenights maybe two but overall, by this age and stage...

Answered: 12 Oct 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, If she's too big for the bassinette then this has become a safety issue so really, you've got no choice. At four months this is a common time f...

Answered: 06 Oct 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, Whatever change you want to see in him needs to start with you. There would be benefits in stopping all his bottles and only offering him milk ...

Answered: 06 Oct 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, If he's associating being patted by you and your bed with going to sleep then he's going to protest when you stop doing these things. There's g...

Answered: 27 Sep 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, It's absolutely normal for such a young baby to want to be held and nursed and fed to sleep. He's too young and his brain too immature to "lear...

Answered: 20 Sep 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, Without knowing more about how your baby is feeding and how often I'm sorry I can't offer you any informed advice. There are lots of reasons fo...

Answered: 20 Sep 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi Kate, You may want to think about offering him a feed around 10pm or so, if you're going to stop the two overnight feeds then this late night fe...

Answered: 20 Sep 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, By seven months he really doesn't need an overnight breastfeed. A last BF around 10pm and first one in the morning around 5am is ideal for this...

Answered: 14 Sep 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, I appreciate some time has passed since your baby was vaccinated. General recommendations post immunisation are to address comfort needs so lot...

Answered: 27 Aug 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, As long as he is growing and thriving, gaining weight and reaching his milestones then perhaps he is getting enough sleep. Are you looking for ...

Answered: 21 Aug 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, At 5/5 months of age it's reasonable that he's learning skills in self soothing. Sucking either his fingers or the dummy may be helping him set...

Answered: 21 Aug 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, If he's thriving and tracking along his percentile (growth) charts and curves then avoid offering him any additional formula. You're right when...

Answered: 26 Jul 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, At ten weeks there' often a peak in crying and unsettledness until the baby generally becomes more settled at around 12 weeks. If he's healthy ...

Answered: 13 Jul 2014
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Jane ...
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Hi, I'm not sure, but it would be useful for you to check with your CHN to see that your baby's weight and growth are all fine and that he's thrivi...

Answered: 31 Jul 2014