â¥âªMeganâ«â¥ - posted on 12/13/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )
I'm honestly still new to the whole breast feeding thing since my older daughter is 7 and never successfully breastfed past 3 months. So I'm curious if my 9 month old's cluster feeds (sometimes she can eat off one breast for 20-30 minutes) are normal.
She's never been much for sleeping and napping 2 weeks ago I thought she'd gotten the hang of sleeping through the night (10pm-5:30am for me is a record and she did that all week 2 weeks ago) But then last week she started only sleeping in her crib for 2 hours then wanting to breast feed nearly every hour the rest of the night which takes a toll on me since she won't take a bottle. And it takes a toll on my husband because she screams if he tries to let her sleep with him. She won't even allow him to hold her in the morning when I'm getting my 7 year old ready for school.
The nightly lengthy feeds and the refusing to sleep even when co sleeping (which has been the norm for her since she came home) are the worst. I really need help.
Before I forget, my 9 month old does get baby food- she'll eat at least a jar a day sometimes more and finger food. But I don't feel this has any bearing on her sleep patterns since she's always been a terrible sleeper.