Stacey - posted on 02/05/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )
My 9 month old still wakes up at 1:30am and 4:30am to eat every morning. He has no problems going to sleep at night but wakes for these feeds like clockwork. If I do not give him a bottle each time (minimum 4-6 oz) he will screech til the cows come home. Literally will yell and cry for up to an hour and a half. I have never made it past an hour and a half before caving... I can sing to him, rock him, walk with him, to no avail. Give him the bottle and instantly happy and back to sleep. I have attempted 'ferberizing' gently but this is useless with him, he will have no part of it. He used to get up just at 3:30am for a feed andright back to sleep but has now increased to twice a night. I am so tired from my broken sleep that I am starting to have trouble functioning efficiently during the day! Any suggestions beyond 'textbook' would be greatly appreciated. Please keep in mind that I am a single Mom and I have a really hard time with the cry it out method...
Thanks a million!