Amanda - posted on 04/23/2012 ( 30 moms have responded )
Hi! I'm new to this community and I'm a new mom. I have a very happy social 6 month old baby who is exclusively breastfed. I just started feeding him sweet potato each day and about 1 T of oatmeal cereal around noon or so.
He used to sleep really well at night and only wake up once to eat. Now, after midnight, he wakes up just about every three hours or so. I was doing a shush pat sort of thing until his 3 AM waking and that was working for a couple of nights, but then I went to his six month old Dr. visit and we see a P.A. who is more into the "natural" way of doing things and she said he is waking up b/c he is hungry and I should be feeding him. I think this works if you cosleep but I can't sleep with him as it keeps me awake, so he's in his nursery across the hall from me.
What do you all think? I've read the books by Ferber and Weissbluth and they seem to indicate that babies should be able to sleep all night without eating? I just want to be sure he is getting enough sleep and wondering if I am just keeping him from learning how to sleep better?
Last question...as most "attachment" parenting theories indicate, do you think he will just grow out of it and start sleeping through the night on his own?