Courtney - posted on 09/21/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
I am hoping for some help or just some support! My 5 1/2 month old daughter just seems to hate sleeping and I am so overwhelmed. She wakes up about 5 times a night and will NOT go back to sleep without eating (she is breastfed but we supplement at night so I can get some sleep!)- she will take an entire bottle or nurse for her usual 20-30 minutes every time she wakes up. She screams before naps even if I am holding her and will take up to an hour to fall asleep. I just spent an hour upstairs holding her as she squirmed and screamed in my arms until she finally fell asleep. She is not hungry, no dirty diaper, her clothes are comfortable. Our pediatrician told us to let her cry so we tried cry it out for 5 weeks and it didn't help- she just cried for hours in her crib! I am at the point where I am crying every nap and every time she wakes up at night because I can't stand to hear her cry anymore. Even if we catch her before she's "overtired" she will not fall asleep even in our arms. Please tell me we aren't the only ones experiencing this!!!