Stacy - posted on 09/12/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
My DD is 6 1/2 months old an is still waking up 1 to 2 times per night for a feed. I breastfeed, but give her a bottle of expressed milk during the night. My DH and I have been going through an ongoing struggle over her night feeds since she was a newborn and I don't know what to do anymore. DH has been getting up to do the night feeds a few nights a week so that I can get a little more sleep. We both work full-time. However, the day after he has gotten up for a night feed he will complain all night about how tired he is from getting up for the night feed, how DD should be sleeping through the night by now, how he is going to get sick due to sleep deprivation, etc. I am so frustrated! I have tried talking with him several times and have reminded him that DD is a BABY and is doing what she should be doing by making sure she is getting enough to eat, comfort, sleep, etc. I have also talked with him about how I feel that his needs are more important than my needs when it comes to sleep, life with baby, etc. He says he is sorry that I feel that way, but continues to complain anytime I ask him to help with a night feed. What should I do? Am I being selfish? Do DH and I just need to grow up and both get over it?