Early sleep regression?

My LB just turned 13 weeks and few weeks ago he was sleeping his longest sleep stretch ever (6-7h) and I thought everything would go to the better from there… but oh boy I was wrong. Since last week he’ll just have 30min naps unless I contact nap or I take him for a walk, and if I don’t he wakes up gets really grumpy cause he’s tired, and from midnight he wakes up every 1-2 hours feeds cause he won’t even take the dummy anymore. I’m just getting desperate. He used to be a very calm baby and now he’s just constantly crying and waking up during the night.. I’ve thought about combi feeding and giving him formula for the midnight feed to see if that stretches his night sleep. But I’m scared he’ll get stomach issues as he’s always been BF and I’m sensible to lacrosse so I rarely consume milk products. Any suggestions?
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Definitely sounds like sleep regression. This is the time my girl went through it (at 13 weeks I feel I could have written this myself) she’s now 16 weeks and only just beginning to get back to her longer stretches. Although we are not quite there yet but I am getting 4-5 hours now. It’s been a very long and difficult 3 weeks. We are also EBF and some times I found it exhausting and my nips became sore and I was surprised I had any milk left to give 🤣 she was also point blank refusing the dummy too I would suggest to take every nap as it comes (my girl also only sleeps 30 minutes unless contact napping) I make sure she gets one good contact nap a day and allow time for this because I noticed that she was wayyyyy to tired at night with just the 30 minutes here and there in the day. My biggest suggestion is to ride the wave. Take the lows with the highs and it does get better 🥰

My little boy has just gone 13 weeks and we are the exact same age the minute. Used to sleep a good 6 hours and for the past week he’s been making noises all night ( not crying ) but then goes back to sleep for 20 minutes after you give him the dummy then starts with the noises again. I was wondering if it was sleep regression too as mine is spitting his dummy out 🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ if you have any tips or good advice let me know 😂😂 xx

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I could’ve written this post myself, as I’m sat here with my baby who has been awake every 45 mins throughout the night. I’ve heard it could be sleep regression so I’m hoping it clears soon because I’m exhausted haha

Just keep reminding yourself it’s a phase! You will both get through it 💪

The regression can start any time between 3-4 months so you're bang on really.

It's sleep regression, He's likely going through a big development phase. I would honestly just ride it out if you can, regressions only last a week or two before they get better. Adding formula to mix, in my opinion, is probably just going to bring you a whole host of new problems. All respect to formula moms, but that's stuff is full of ingredients that is not good for the babies gut. It's really not surprising to me that so many babies are unhappy on it. This is just my opinion though, I hope things get better soon x

Same here at 13 weeks! Although contrary to opinion, he’s on formula (has 2 bottles of breast milk a day) and his gut is totally fine and he doesn’t have any trouble sleeping from being fed formula x

If you haven’t already, get the wonder weeks app. Our long ass leap started yesterday, Sunday night and last night she was up every 2 hours 😨 xx

@Charlie second this! I actually hate know it’s coming up haha, but also like to know. Can’t win 😂

@Megan I think this comment is super ignorant. Not all breast milk is good for babies too, I know mums who have had to stop breast feeding and go to formula because they couldn’t keep up with the demand, or they would have had to cut dairy out their diet. A fed baby is a happy baby, formula babies are just as healthy as breast fed babies 😅

Exactly the same here, nearly 14 weeks and has been either waking every hour or in really active sleep from midnight for the past week and a half. 🤞🤞 it gets better soon!! X

@Layla it’s a blessing and a curse 🤣🤣 but it all makes sense when it actually comes through x

@Charlie I’m glad you said this! The post wasn’t about formula advice. And my formula fed baby is happy and healthy ✌🏼☺️

@Siobhan the active sleep!!! Christ. They might as well be singing and dancing on our heads 😂

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We're in exactly the same boat. Genuinely thought she was sleeping through then bam hourly wake ups 😩. Up for 2 hours last night just fighting with the breast, fighting sleep. Trying to remember it will pass and I will sleep again

@Layla if there’s 1 thing that grinds my gears is formula bashing. It’s unfair for people to comment shit like that. What if a mum was reading that who wasn’t actually able to breast feed, tried and tried, had to breast feed and read that about formula being the worst thing? It’s a fair opinion but keep that to yourself uno what I mean 🤣x

@Charlie honestly, same!! If your baby is fed, healthy and happy then there’s no issue. Other people assert their opinions enough without being asked for them, we can’t do it to each other ♥️

Thank you everyone for your responses! It does make me feel better knowing that I’m not alone in this, and that if other mamas can do it, then I can too🥹🫶🏼 Regarding the combi feed question, I think as longs as he’s feed, happy and healthy that’s what really matters. I asked about it as maybe he’s not getting enough calories from me and a bottle a day could fill him a bit more, or sometimes he just falls asleep on my breast and maybe giving him a bottle I’ll be able to make sure he’s feeding enough for the night. Might see how his sleep develops in next few weeks and then assess again if I may need to give him formula even if it’s just once a day x

@Angely falling asleep on the breast is totally normal! They can sleep and eat too so as long as you leave him latched until he comes off himself you may find he still eats. I do envy their ability to eat and sleep at the same time 😂

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