DS is 4.5 mo and EBF. Two weeks ago we transitioned to 3.5 hr EASY. He had some difficulty going the distance with the A time so we stayed at this schedule for about 2 weeks. We are now on our third day of 4hr EASY. He is doing ok with eating and naps (still needs some help to extend them but can usually do so with a paci).
Unfortunately is NW have increased since we started this transition... He used to wake one to three times a night (occasionally no times), but these were more habitual wakings that we were working on since weaning his 3 am NF. We started using a paci more during this time of weaning and think that maybe it has become a prop. However, before we start the intense work of weaning the paci I want to make sure that nothing else is going on (i.e. OT or hunger). I prefer the paci to the thumb and would keep it if the NW were a more reasonable number since in a few months he will be able to replug himself... But six or more NW it too much for both him and us!
I transitioned to the 4 hr EASY thinking that would help with his few NW, but now we have a lot more. I am wondering if this new 4 hr EASY is also making him OT or more hungry...or maybe it is just a prop issue.
Here is his EASY for yesterday:
After waking several times during the night, he woke at 5:30 and couldn’t be consoled to go back to sleep. He seemed hungry – perhaps GS?-so fed him at 6 (usually he eats between 6:30-7 am)
A (2 hrs)
S 7:30- 9:40
A (2 hrs)
S 11:40 (woke after 50 minutes, took ˝ hr to get back to sleep- which is unusual for him- paci usually works quickly...)
A (2 hrs)
S 4 pm (40 min CN)
E 5 (decided to cluster feed as it seems like GS)
S in bed by 7:40, asleep by 8 pm
woke at 9:10, resettled quickly with paci)
DF 11:15 (usually I do this at 10: 45 but I fell asleep and didn’t hear my watch alarm)
He then woke at 1;45, 2:00, 3:30, 5:00, 5:30, 5;45. 6:00
this is schedule for what has happened so far today:
6:00 changed his soiled diaper (probably why he had those frequent wakings- also seemed very hungry)
A (2 hours)
S 8 am (woke 8:50-which is usual, then 9:30, 9:45, 10:03- not usual but may still be adjusting to 2 hr naps or hungry?
A (2 hr- very tired esp last 20 min)
I would really appreciate any advise. Thanks so much.