I really need help with not nursing to sleep!

Nichole - posted on 03/14/2014 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hi everyone, I joined here because most of the women on Baby Center were just rude and sarcastic. I've been to this site a lot and everyone is very helpful!
So I am in a bit of a dilemma. My daughter is 6 months old and ebf. I used to be able to also rock her to sleep but for the past few weeks she will only fall asleep nursing. At night we bedshare and she also nurses to sleep. She started sttn at 4 weeks with 6 hour stretches, then we went through the 4 month sleep regression and she was up 5 times a night for over a month and went back to waking up once or twice. She now is waking up every hour to nurse just to fall back asleep. At least 7 times a night and it's just to much. I need to break the association with nursing to sleep time. I'm ready for her to sleep in her pack n play next to the bed. I think she would sleep better if she wasn't right next to me. I really need some advice ladies! I am against cry it out!! She is currently sleeping in my arms. I didn't nurse her to sleep this time, I tried rocking her and she cried but I just held her and sang to her and tried to calm her. I gave her a bunny to cuddle with so she can start to attach to it. It took 40 minutes of rocking and shushing to get her to sleep. She was pretty much crying/whining the whole time but I didn't give in and nurse like I usually do. After about 15 minutes her eyes where closed but she was still whining, is that normal??

Thanks in advance. I'm sorry it is so long! I hope someone can help!
Btw, she doesn't take a binky..only occasionally in the car.

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Saima - posted on 03/14/2014

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He is 4 months old.has fallen asleepd now after shaking for an hour hahaa.i feel tiresome but i stay mostly relaxed as i was remained infertile for an year after marriage

Nichole - posted on 03/14/2014

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How old is he? I also had a c section. I'm sorry just try to relax he will feel it if your feeling stressed

Saima - posted on 03/14/2014

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This time i m rocking my baby sunce an hour andd my c section is so soring.what to do.some time he wake up every 15 mints.i m near to cry......aahhhhhhh

Nichole - posted on 03/14/2014

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I agree with you. I don't think any thing is wrong with her. But I know she is capable of sleeping for longer periods of time. If I move over it'll wake her an she wants to nurse

Saima - posted on 03/14/2014

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My baby do the same manner.but i think there is nothing wrong with him.as some childs are sleep sensitive and cant sleep continiously fo long time

Sarah - posted on 03/14/2014

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Awesome job staying strong! That is HARD to do! I would do the same thing tonight. The first night is always the worst. You are changing the routine and that will take some time for your little one to adjust to. Chances are each night will get better and better.

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