A 38-year-old female asked about a male:
My baby is 8mnths, breastfed, doesn't sleep well through the night (every 2or 3 hrs he wakes up).i take one cup of caffeine before 2pm.m.what would help?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below: I don't think the caffeine is your problem. At 8 months infants are now more "spoilable" and are begining to understand the concept of cause and effect-object permanence. This is also a time of more awareness of the surroundings and perhaps when breastmilk is giving way to more solid foods. You might allow self soothing during the night or delay attention to the night time cry if possible.
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Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
If health, growth &: development are normal, set a consistent bedtime & bedtime routine &#40;rock, read, feed, wipe out his mouth with a soft cloth after the last feed&#41;, then put him in his own crib in his own room, drowsy, but awake, without liquids or a pacifier, to learn to self-calm to sleep at bedtime & upon night-waking. Consistently & completely ignore all night/crying while it first intensifies, then stops.
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Last updated Jun 1, 2014
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