HOW DO I GET MY CHILD TO FALL ASLEEP WITHOUT ME NURSING HER?

Rochelle - posted on 10/17/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Can't get my 2 mo. old to sleep without rocking her or nursing her. What should I do?

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Rochelle - posted on 10/17/2009

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Wow, I nursed my first until she was 2 but I just don't remember when she started falling asleep on her own. With Ellie it is a little different. Maybe I just have less patience since it has been 9 years since my first child. Ellie is quite heavy for a 2 month old, but she's so cute. Maybe once I get back to work in 2 weeks she'll get used to my husband putting her down to sleep on her own at least for a couple nights a week. Thanks

Delynn - posted on 10/17/2009

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I nursed my daughter to sleep for fifteen months. Needless to say she is quit healthy. The only way to stop it is to stop doing it. I stopped and it took three nights of crying herself to sleep. I did not mind nursing her. But at fifteen months for me I want my breast back.

Rochelle - posted on 10/17/2009

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Ellie actually sleeps with me in bed. I know it is dangerous but, I did this with my first and it made life a little easier. She doesn't want to sleep in her crib since day 1. She wakes up right away when I put her down. I don't really mind sleeping next to her but I would like for her to fall asleep without latching on or being rocked. Last night I tried the CIO method n she actually stayed quiet for 1/2 an hour. She talked to the shadows in the room. However she still didn't fall asleep. When she sensed that I was there checking that's when she started crying. I went out of the room for a good 5 minutes letting her cry it out but I just couldn't do it anymore, so I gave in and layed next to her. She didn't stop crying until I nursed her. lol

Sylvie - posted on 10/17/2009

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Some babies are more/less independant of their mother.

Little Rochelle is probably just not ready to leave the comfort of you...

I suggest cosleeping...

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