Gemma - posted on 08/13/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
My beautiful daughter is now 6 months old and heavily reliant on my boob to go to sleep. We have always co-slept. About a month ago I put the cot next to the bed without one side of it and she is sleeping in that right up against my bed. My boob use to get her to sleep for atleast three hours straight but more and more she is waken a couple minutes after removing it from her mouth and not going back to sleep without it. She has always startled very easily and often wakes herself with flailing arms even if wrapped tightly. To add to that she has not been getting to sleep at night (into her deeper sleep) until 11pm when her pattern was 8.30pm. She just keeps waking every 1 minute-15minutes whether I am with her or not. Also she is waking up every two hours or less. Suggestions anyone? I tried to leave her with out giving her boob which makes her wide awake playing until she gets over it and starts crying again. I have also put her to bed before she falls asleep which ends the same..wakes even more, chats to herself before starting to cry. I have tried patting her to sleep, just lying with her, cuddling her, shhhing, mobile, night light, but she wants boob. If she made the choice 100% my nipple would be in her mouth allllll night and she would never let go. Ideas please.