By the end of month 4, some babies no longer need a late-night feeding and then may be able to sleep through the night. Many breastfed babies, however, seem to want to feed sometime overnight through 6 months.
If your baby wakes during the night:
- Keep things as quiet and soothing as possible. If you haven’t left a nightlight on, turn on a dim (15-watt) light.
- Keep feeding brief.
- Don’t talk—just make soothing sounds so he knows that you’re not there to play.
- Make sure that everything you’ll need during the night is in one place so you don’t have to carry her around while you search for a diaper or a wipe.
If your baby still has trouble going back to sleep on his own after these night feedings, ask his healthcare provider about additional tips for easing him back to sleep.
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