7 month old not sleeping.

Valerie - posted on 04/14/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My little guy is 7 months old and had only slept through the night about 5 times. We do humidifier, lullabys, bedtime bath, bedtime routine, orajel, baby Tylenol, has drops. He's a belly sleeper and has need since about 4 months when he could roll over. He's crawling now and sitting up in the crib at night, he just won't sleep. The most is a 3 hour sleep stretch and I don't know what to do. Any advice please!!!!! I'm so tired!!!!

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Yes, he probably is attached. He does require naps, so maybe try letting him feed in the day and take lots of short naps throughout the day to make up for lack of sleep. The best thing to do is to let him take it right from the breast. Breastfeeding is both a source of food & comfort for babies, so that is probably why he falls asleep on it. Perhaps next time he falls asleep on it, let him sleep there for as long as he can, and for as long as you don't mind sitting there with him sleeping and feeding. But, i've gotta stress right from the breast is best. Hope this helps :) (not trying to be bossy at all.. my bad if i am being rude)

Valerie - posted on 04/24/2014

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He will fall asleep on the breast. Last night he fed for 1 hr and 15 min until he finally pulled off and when I went to lay him down (belly Down is what he prefers) he woke right up and was up for the next 2.5 hours! I let him cry last night and it took and hour until he fell asleep and was up in 3 hours anyways. Could it be possible that my child just doesn't require sleep? Should I start giving him breastmilk in a bottle at nighttime? Could he be attached to sucking on me to sleep?

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Sometimes, babies need to fall asleep on the breast. My seven month old does that sometimes and it lulls her right to sleep :)

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