Kristy - posted on 02/01/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
My LO is solely breastfed. She does great sleeping through the night... but NOT Getting There. She fights sleep. Night time routine includes: bath w/nighttime "relaxing" soap, 2 books, and soft music as I rock and nurse her during the night time feeding. She does good with the bath, and enjoys the books. None of it hypes her up. She is relaxed with this routine.
HELP Please. I am exhausted. It is only my husband and I. Our LO is our first. My husband works 12-15hr shifts at a hospital so he can't help me :(
I nurse her after reading her books.... Usually she is slightly awake, so I take her off the booby to rock her to sleep after every feeding to help her understand she can't have the booby to sleep. Normally I lay her down when she is limp, but now she wakes up crying. Then I rock her to sleep for about an hour or two (as she cries and whimpers to sleep - protesting). She wakes up crying again EVERY hour after I lay her down... I feed her again and lay her down. She ends up being out COLD on the booby with these feedings, and this happens about 3-4 times every night til about 1 or 2 in the morning. Theeeeeeen she sleeps for 9-11 hours.
She takes two naps every day. One around 11am (1.5hr nap) and the other around 3pm (45 min nap).
PS. She can't keep a pacifier in to save her life. I'm sure this is due to being solely BF :(
Suggestions? I don't really want to do the Cry It Out (CIO) method.