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  • Emma H

    April 19, 2024 at 9:49 pm

    Hey Maddie,

    I’m glad to hear the support has been useful for you.

    It sounds like she’s doing really well with her naps, getting two sessions that last between 90 minutes to 2 hours each. That’s excellent!

    I do have a few more questions when you have a moment to respond:

    • What times does she typically wake up for feeds during the night?
    • What’s her usual wake-up time in the morning?
    • Are you feeding her to sleep for her naps, or are you following a wake, feed, play, sleep routine? How are you settling her to sleep if it’s the latter?
    • Regarding your question about telling the difference between feeding to sleep out of habit and genuine hunger, are you asking about the overnight feeds or during daytime feeds?

    Your idea to adjust the bedtime routine by keeping the bedroom lights on until after the feed, then turning them off and putting her in her sleeping bag, sounds like a great strategy. Let me know if that helps her stay awake during the last feed.

    As for responding to her cries at night, you would listen to the pattern of her crying. If she cries out and then stops, then cries out (so there are pauses between the crying), then I recommend you leave her and see if she falls back asleep. But if you notice that she cries, and then the next cry is louder, and each cry gets progressively louder, and there are no pauses, then that means she needs something from you.

    I hope that helps!