Nursing to sleep issues:)

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Registered: 11-03-2008
Nursing to sleep issues:)
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Tue, 11-10-2009 - 11:47am

Hello ladies!


My LO is 15 months old and nurses every 2-3 hours during the day and 1-2 times at night (sometimes more). Although she doesn't nurse herself to sleep, she will

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Registered: 07-25-2006
Tue, 11-10-2009 - 1:49pm

Hi there!


We usually recommend the No Cry Sleep Solution and Good Nights. Usually, the methods there work well.


http://www.kellymom.com/pantley/index.html


http://www.kellymom.com/jaygordon/index.html


I'm certainly not telling you you have to night wean or anything, but this link might also have some good tips. We really had to have DH take over around this age when dd#1 was still nursing 6+ times a night. http://www.kellymom.com/bf/weaning/weaning-night.html


GL...follow up with questions, etc.

 

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Registered: 11-03-2008
Fri, 11-13-2009 - 9:22am

Thanks Theresa!


Waking up 6 times a night??? YIKES, I shall no longer complain about 1-2 or more:)


My LO was sleeping through the night from 6-8 months (8pm-7am) without waking for feedings

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Registered: 12-17-2007
Fri, 11-13-2009 - 10:08am

Just my 2 cents.

My second DS was still waking 3 plus times a night at this age to nurse and he wanted NOTHING to do with daddy when he woke up. (FWIW, we did co-sleep so that made things easier for me) we waited it out a bit longer. Around 19 months he dropped one on his own and then we did some gentle night weaning (nur nurs are sleeping, you can nur nur in the morning). We had tried it earlier and it did not work, but at this age it did.

Now I will caution you that even though he no longer nursed during the night, he still did not STTN.

So just an option that maybe waiting a bit longer baby will be more ready and receptive. HTH!



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Registered: 11-03-2008
Fri, 11-13-2009 - 11:33am

Thanks Carol,


I am not necessarily looking at weaning her through the night, or STTN....I would just like some other comfort options for naptime and the occasional night so that DH can be a part of the process, and I can catch up on sleep every so often. We live far from family and friends so when we do visit, she is unsettled and wakes up every 1.5-2 hours at night, so it would be nice to have a small break during those times. I do fear that like your DS, my DD will have nothing to do with DH! So what you are saying is that if this does not work, that she may be more receptive when she is older.....good to know:)


Thanks!