Ramona - posted on 02/23/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )
She wont fall asleep by herself,I have to rock her, pat her, sing to her or let her fall asleep whilst using my nipple as a pacifer. I know you shouldnt do this, but all week a=she has still been up at 3am,and by then, I will do whatever it takes to get some sleep. She is such a bad pattern, that the other night, I had to hold her to the breast, in bed with me, while singing and rocking, too! very uncomfortable and frustrating but after half an hour she finally fell asleep. I have tried everything. I now give her a bottle of formula at night, and still breastfeed during the day,as it gives me a 6 hour sleep instead of just 4.I have a bedtime routine...at 8pm she gets 20 minutes in the jolly jumper while i laugh,play and sing with her. Then a bath, massage, pajamas and breastfeed. She falls asleep in my arms,i put her in the bassinette, and she sleeps for an hour,until 10pm. Then the fun begins. She just wont resettle. I have tried latting her just cry,twice,after changing and burping her(she gets quite windy sometimes.) But she has gotten hysterical both times, even with the comtrolled crying techniques.n I dont know what to do once she gets to that stage other than pick her up and calm her as there is no other way of calming her. Please help me as I am all out of ideas, and its really starting to upset me.