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|Wed, 09-22-2010 - 1:33pm|
I just need to get some input as to how to help my DD sleep better, and a plan on how to go about it. DD is 7 1/2 months old, and is exclusively bf. I am a working mom so she's at home with our nanny from 8-3 pm and I go home to nurse her around 12 because she refuses to take a bottle. During the day she hardly naps with my nanny, and if she does, she hold her or rocks her in the stroller until she goes down. When she does nap, she only naps for a very short time, about 30 minutes max.
At night time, a week ago I decided that we would CIO. She did great the first 5 nights. And woke up after about 6 hours of sleep and then I would bring her to bed with me and nurse on demand until it was time to wake up (around 6 am) At around day 5, she flat out refused to sleep in the crib. She cried and screamed for about an hour, which was so different from what she had done the previous nights. What happened??? I have still been putting her down for the night in her crib (we were previously co-sleeping) but has been waking up only after 3 hours and then I bring her to bed with me. I know I shouldn't be doing that, so what is the alternative? What should I be doing? Should I not be nursing her at all, do I go back in her room and lay her down, or do I just leave her to cry?
At this point, I need help with both nap training and night time ST. And I'm open and willing to doing anything, as long as it helps her sleep better. She's a very crabby baby and I think it's because she's tired and needs more sleep.
Thank you so much for your input!