No Sleeping, No Eating, Only nursing
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|Sat, 09-19-2009 - 11:33pm|
My one year old (just turned one last weekend!) still does not sleep. She hardly naps (lucky if I get one hour total for the day - and only when I nurse her down and stay with her) and during her awake periods, she won't eat solids! Everyone (husband included) say that I need to begin some discipline/routine of putting her in the high chair to eat her meals/snacks (whatever she'll tolerate), but she hates sitting in the chair. She'd rather be walking and playing. Sometimes I can stick pieces of avocado/cheese/pancake/pear in her mouth, but that doesn't last long and she won't tolerate much! I know she's hardly getting ANY other nutrition at all but breast milk. I love nursing, but I'm just starting to worry.
She only sleeps for an hour or two at a time ALL NIGHT LONG. This can't be normal. My dr. says that she should at least be giving me 6 straight hours by this point. She has never been a sleeper, but to still be on the newborn schedule at a year old with no end in sight is a little exhausting. She starts out in her crib and then comes in our bed. Her sleeping is no different whether in her crib or our bed except that in our bed, I can quickly stick my breast in her mouth and she's asleep again for another hour.
I don't want to be creating horribly bad habits, I don't want to wean completely, but...
I want her to have more solids in her diet and I want her to sleep more than 1-2 hours at a time.
What should I do???