Angie - posted on 03/16/2010 ( 53 moms have responded )
My daughter was born 9/21 and still wakes up around 2-3 times a night to eat. She doesn't wake completely up, she just wants to eat and then falls right back to sleep. But if I stop feeding her too soon, she'll wake back up. So I wonder if any other babies do this, how did you get them to stop? Any tips on getting her to sleep through the night? (she's breastfed)
I have tried giving her cereal in her bottle, one day I even made it so thick I had to make the hole in her bottle bigger, and nothing. She still woke up her regular time! I do feed her from my breast at night, it's hard to let her cry it out cause my husband and I both get up early for work in the morning. I've tried a binkie and she won't take that either...
Just as update...
I read what everybody wrote, some things I do do, like take her a warm bath before bed and use the Johnsons bed time bath and lotion, I sing to her before she goes to sleep, we also read stories. A few of you mentioned her using me as a security thing, and to let her cry it out. I tried that, she woke up about an hour or so after she fell asleep and of course wanted to eat. I didn't let her, I put her in her bed and she cried for about 10-20 minutes before she finally fell asleep. That night she woke up 5-8 times to eat! More than double what she normally does, it was such hard night, that I feel I will never complain about her 2-3 times again! I think she just wanted to make sure I was there and not going to leave her crying again? :( thanks for all your tips though!