Getting my baby to sleep all night Tammy Carreras 2 kids; Oregon 186 posts17th Jan '13
My baby is almost six months old. Currently, I breastfeed her to help her get to sleep, and lay her in her bassinet to sleep. Then, she wakes up 3-4 times during the night, each time wanting to nurse. The first time she wakes up after I have fallen asleep, I put her in bed with me, and nurse her to sleep. Each time she wakes after that, I switch her to the other side and we go back to sleep. I have tried getting out of bed and nursing then rocking her back to sleep and putting her back in bed, but more often than not, she will wake back up, crying, as soon as I put her in bed. So, who has experienced any of this? I want to get her to where she will sleep all night in her own bed, without waking multiple times to nurse. And according to a book I read on baby sleeping issues, after three months of age, babies no longer have a nutritional NEED to nurse during the night. What do I do?
M walls 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7267 posts17th Jan '13
Does she use a pacifier. My son would wake up crying and when i made him a bottle he would hardly eat any so i started using the paci at night. Hes now 6 months and hardly uses it anymore
Love my 3 kids Due July 27; Ohio 812 posts17th Jan '13
Quoting Tammy Carreras:" My baby is almost six months old. Currently, I breastfeed her to help her get to sleep, and lay her in ... [snip!] ... sleeping issues, after three months of age, babies no longer have a nutritional NEED to nurse during the night. What do I do?"
Have you tried giving your baby some cereal before bed? Maybe that will fill her up more and maybe she won't wake up through the night. Just a thought.
October2011 Due April 3; 1 child; Pennsylvania 6226 postsstatus 17th Jan '13
my son woke up during the night for a bottle til he was 12 months. His doctor said some babies just do that. idk whatelseyou could do besides a paci..but i knwo my son wouldnt have gone for that lol. Maybe try a cieling projector with music to lull her back to sleep.