My 2-month-old wakes up hungry after 3-4 hours…max. How can I help her sleep longer?

Newborns wake every 2-3 hours to eat (4 hours tops), but usually 2 month-olds can go a bit longer.

Common reasons for night waking at that age are are growth spurts and not getting enough milk during the day. The latter can happen if a breastfeeding mom is not making enough milk (check with your doctor) or if a baby gets too distracted to feed (the sights and sounds of the day are too exciting….they forget to eat enough!)

Here are some things you can do to help your baby sleep longer at night:

  • Make sure you are using rumbly white noise all night
  • Offer more daytime feedings—and alternate breasts every 5-7 minutes Breastfeeding Tips
  • Reduce distractions during feedings
  • Try a dream feed
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