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Im NOT your soother!!!!! :( :( *A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
18th Jun '13

My 6 month old is a bf baby. She was a generally good sleeper (still would wake twice a night for feedings). For the past week and a half she's been a nightmare to deal with. Before, I would feed her for maybe 15 mins and she'd be asleep in her crib by 7:30pm. Lately she falls asleep still pretty fast but as SOON as I unlatch, she wakes up. It usually takes about 2-3 tries to FINALLY get her in bed and what used to take about 15 mins now takes up to and over an hour.
Today has been a pain in the ass as well. She's usually on her third nap around now but she slept MAYBE 45 mins at lunchtime and that was only because I laid down with her on my nipple. She normally has an hour and a half nap in the morning with shorter naps following that throughout the day. Its the same thing though. She falls asleep no problem on me but as SOON as I lay her down shes wide awake. My nerves are frazzled. DH doesnt seem to understand why Im cranky as fuck either.
Please someone how can I break her from this habit?! I refuse to become her personal pacifier

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75033 posts
18th Jun '13

Are you sure she's just not hungrier than normal? She could be going through a growth spurt.

tooodles 240 kids; Thailand 5075 posts
18th Jun '13

Have you tried giving her an actual binky?

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
18th Jun '13

We she could be having a growth spurt and hungrier than normal. She could be teething. She could be feeling your frustration and trying to bring you closer. Boobs are pacifiers for being babies.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
18th Jun '13

Growth spurt, teething, could be a number of things. She's probably not acting like that for no reason.
And btw you are her personal pacifier. YOU comfort her. She needs you, she is a baby. It will be worth it in the long run, just hang in there. When she's older and it's all over you will miss it.

Arks Mama! ಠ_ಠ 1 child; Utah 2401 posts
18th Jun '13
Quoting Will☮Creedence:" Growth spurt, teething, could be a number of things. She's probably not acting like that for no reason. ... [snip!] ... she is a baby. It will be worth it in the long run, just hang in there. When she's older and it's all over you will miss it."


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Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
18th Jun '13
Quoting Will☮Creedence:" Growth spurt, teething, could be a number of things. She's probably not acting like that for no reason. ... [snip!] ... she is a baby. It will be worth it in the long run, just hang in there. When she's older and it's all over you will miss it."

This a million times. I miss so much the days of curling up with my LO and just cuddling while she nursed all day long.

*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
18th Jun '13

Dont get me wrong, its going to be hard when we're finished bfing for sure. I'm just absolutely frustrated with fighting with her not sleeping. If it were a growth spurt wouldnt she continue to feed? She just knows when I remove my nipple when she passes out and doesnt want to have anything to do with sleep unless my boob is there. I dont want to start cosleeping again.

Sneakmom 2 kids; Texas 4861 posts
18th Jun '13

It's a phase. An annoying as hell one, but just a phase. It'll pass. DS did the same thing for a few weeks.

*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
18th Jun '13

I love bfing but when you ebf and DD refuses a bottle of pumped milk, the time she spends sleeping is the ONLY time I get to myself. I love my kids but shit, you cant sit there and tell me you dont need any time alone?? Lol

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
18th Jun '13
Quoting *A&N's Mama*:" I love bfing but when you ebf and DD refuses a bottle of pumped milk, the time she spends sleeping is ... [snip!] ... is the ONLY time I get to myself. I love my kids but shit, you cant sit there and tell me you dont need any time alone?? Lol"

Want time alone sure of course I do everyone does, however when I became a mother I gave up my wants/needs coming first.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75033 posts
18th Jun '13
Quoting *A&N's Mama*:" I love bfing but when you ebf and DD refuses a bottle of pumped milk, the time she spends sleeping is ... [snip!] ... is the ONLY time I get to myself. I love my kids but shit, you cant sit there and tell me you dont need any time alone?? Lol"

Everyone does. There might be an explanation outside of her just not wanting to sleep though, I think that's what everyone is saying. 6 months is a normal time for a growth spurt and that can disrupt her sleep schedule and make her want to eat more. Did you try to give her a pacifier? And if you don't think she's hungry then I would try to get her to sleep without bf. Walk around with her and play some kind of white noise, rock her, pat her back/bottom etc.

*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
18th Jun '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" Want time alone sure of course I do everyone does, however when I became a mother I gave up my wants/needs coming first. "


Yeah I get that. I've been doing this mothering thing for almost 7 years now (sob). I just would love to take a dump without an audience kwim?? DH works f/t and has a pretty active social life while I on the other hand have nothing. Its just frustrating to say the least when she refuses to sleep. That is literally the ONLY time I get to myself.

*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
18th Jun '13
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Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
18th Jun '13

I just literally dealt with this with my 10 month old. She wanted to suck on my boobs nonstop and not let go. She normally would take her suckie and be happy but no she wanted her mommy suckie not the substitute. I know how frustrated you are. I just kept offering her pacifier though and eventually she got the hint. Also she will only take the gumdrop pacifiers and the soothie ones.