Taisha - posted on 01/22/2013 ( 75 moms have responded )
My almost 9 month old daughter continues to wake every 1-2 hours a night, all night long, to nurse. She refuses to take a pacifier and I know that she's not hungry, she is doing it for comfort. I have tried the cry it out method which has only worked for putting her to sleep in that I can put her in her crib and walk away and she will go to sleep on her own....but she wont stay sleep! Other articles I have read say to have the spouse offer comfort so she doesn't smell me but my husband works nights so that's not an option. At 3am when I have to be to work at 9am and she is searching with her mouth, eyes still closed, she becomes frustrated and angry and screams bloody murder! So I give in....she nurses for maybe 5 minutes and is right back to sleep for another hour or two. I don't know what to do. Any advice?