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Yes, my BF'd baby has been STTN since about 5 weeks (with a few exceptions, of course). Is he up to eat every 3 hours, or just playing? I don't think a 4 month old should physiologically need to eat that often at night, especially if he's nursing every 1.5-2 hours during the day as well.
I'm sorry for your lack of sleep, that's really tough!
My first didn't STTN until a couple of months ago. He's 2.5 yrs! DS2 will sometimes sleep all night (from about 12:00-6:00), but sometimes, like last night, he's up every 2 hrs to eat. It is what it is. During growth spurts, teething, new milestones, etc, they very well may need to eat at night to make up for being too distracted to eat well during the day. For moms that work, sometimes baby reverse cycles and chooses to eat the bulk of his food at night with mom instead of the babysitter. It's perfectly normal for a baby this age to still wake up multiple times per night to eat. Our solution is not for everyone, but I choose to bedshare. I never get out of bed at night (unless I need to tend to the other child), just feed the baby laying down and then go back to sleep.
DD technically STTN. We co-sleep. She searches for my breast in her sleep an I give it to her in my sleep. We both barely wake up for this. It happens maybe three times in her 12 hr. average night. She eats at these times but if she slept on her own she might only eat once at the beginning and once at the end with a 6-7 hour stretch ON.
The reason she doesn't sleep on her own is that she can only fall into a deep sleep on or next to me. When I put her in her crib from that she wakes after 40-60 minutes tops. I could work with her and get her to do it but the stress of everything else (DH with a slipped disk and acute sciatica and work stresses, one elderly cat with renal failure and needing daily fluid injections, the other elderly cat with a bladder infection and blood in his urine, cooking all our meals from scratch, baby feeding every one to two hours, plus regular home and car maintenance) I'd rather not add to the list. co-sleeping allows me to sleep fairly well very night.
As it is I put her to bed, have about 4 hours to myself, get at least as much sleep as I did while pregnant and I don't have to deal with adjusting her to a different sleep situation right now.
My LO is a bit younger than yours (3.75 months old) but I think every baby is different and your situation seems normal. Unfortunately I have no solutions and without knowing your baby and your sleep routines I couldn't begin to offer advice, but I hope my rambling has helped or at least you're not alone.
DS2 is 5m, 2w and we are still not STTN...! Not.once.
DS1: Quinn - 10.22.10 and DS2: Cole - 01.18.13
Runaway22:DS is up roughly every 2 hours at night to eat, and sometimes every hour to be soothed back to sleep. Sleep is not his fort.
kleigh926:Yes, my BF'd baby has been STTN since about 5 weeks with a few exceptions, of course. Is he up to eat every 3 hours, or just playing? I don't think a 4 month old should physiologically need to eat that often at night, especially if he's nursing every 1.52 hours during the day as well. I'm sorry for your lack of sleep, that's really tough!nbsp;
somebuddiesgettingmarried:My DD was sleeping pretty well but hit the 4 month sleep regression like a brick wall. She's up nearly every 2 hours most nights. Sometimes it's better, other times worse. This has been going on 4 weeks and I'm just constantly hoping it starts to relent. Otherwise, I'm facing having to do some sleep training and I just don't think my heart is in it yet.
This was my DS until about 5 nights ago and he "magically" started sleeping from 9ish to somewhere between 4-6 and then back down until about 9. I'm hoping it lasts, we were in that terrible pattern for 5 or 6 weeks!