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This is the 3rd day in a row DD has had less than 1 hour sleep all day long! What is up?<br><br>
She sleeps well at night: 4 hours, then a breast or two, then another 2-3 hours, another breast, then an hour or two more, then we start the day. Normally during the day she would take a 10 minute power nap or two. And once or twice a day she would take a bit more - anywhere from half an hour to three hours.<br><br>
Suddenly she will NOT sleep during the day. Max 45 min, and that's for the whole day, from 9am to 10pm! I have tried rocking, singing, lomg walks in the pram, car driving.... As soon as she falls off the boob she wakes up. She is feeding a lot more, so probably increasing my supply. She looks tired, and is more needy/clingy, but is not overly grumpy considering.<br><br>
What is this? If it is just due to her feeding more to increase my breast supply, how long will this last. I can't imagine a 3 month old being OK with only 8 hours sleep.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s Allison.<br><br>
I don't have any great advice for you, but my 3 mo DD is doing exactly the same stuff! She sleeps great at night but yesterday napped for a total of an hour and a half over the whole day! One 30 min nap in the morning and a few minute naps here and there. She acts exhausted and is nursing a lot. Maybe the 3 month growth spurt? Maybe she's really starting to notice the world around her and wants to be awake?<br><br>
FWIW, my DS went through this stage too and by the time he was 5-6 months old was taking two nice long naps each day. It'll get better!
 

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I think it is a phase . My ds did this. SOme times it was skipping naps several days in a row other times it was feeding constantly or hardly at all for several days. I think it will pass. Follow her lead. It was rough for me only cause I had habits of getting things done at naps... somedays it just didn't happen at all.<br><br>
Hang in there
 

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This may not work for every baby, but...<br><br>
I have a fairly easy going 5.5 month old. He will easily lie in one spot by himself, and he especially loves his mobile (grandma was insistent on buying it; turns out he adores it)<br><br>
Anyway, sometimes, if he doesn't want to sleep, I think, "that's fine, but you do need to rest." And well, sometimes mama needs a rest, too. So, if he's well fed, clean and dry, and just sleepy, I'll put him down, turn on the 18 minute mobile, and I leave the room.<br><br>
Sometimes, he just watches it, sometimes he falls asleep. I'm not leaving him there to cry (if he cries, I pick him up), just to wind down and rest.<br><br>
If he's awake at the end of the 18 minutes, I pick him up, and we carry on. But, I figure that he got a brief rest, nad that is what naps are all about, right?
 

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my DD didnt sleep at all during the day until she was 5 months old and it magically changed overnight and she now has a nap for 20 - 30 mins having been awake for 2 hours regular as clockwork all day. Sleeping resting against each other, instead of laying her down in our bed near me and then leaving when she was asleep, during the day at nap time really helped us.
 

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I also have a 3 month old that I pretty much have to force naps on. Meaning I have to carry him in the wrap and pull the sides up like blinders. If I don't he gets to the point that he screams like a banshee. This child doesn't nurse to sleep either really. Such a bummer.<br><br>
I have 2 kids and neither of them have been sleepers.<br><br>
45 min for the whole day is pretty hard to deal with I'm sure.<br><br>
What I really want to know is who are these babies that sleep for 3 naps a day for 2 hours a peice. Seriously. I really don't meet very many APing moms who have kid that do that. I know there are some but I don't come across them very often.
 

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You poor thing! I hope it's just a phase. If not, take heart. Maybe you have a baby genius or something... I have heard that some gifted babes don't sleep.
 

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My ddi did that for quite a long time. It did finally pass, and now she is a great napper. She naps about 2-3hrs a day.
 

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DD is almost 9 months and still only sleeps around an hour a day, usually she takes a 1/2 hour nap around 10 am after being up since 6:30/7 and then takes another one around 2:30/3. I was used to getting things done during naps too and DS used to be one of those babies who slept 2-3 hours at a time and now doesn't nap at all anymore. I'm hoping some day she'll decide to take longer naps, we both need them.
 
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