how do i get baby to sleep through the night again

Tamara - posted on 10/28/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my little girl has started waking through the night (she use to go 8 to 10 hours) What cani do i feed her, hold her and let her cry.

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Letting a child 'cry it out' is not a good idea.
Science tells us that when babies cry alone and unattended, they experience panic and anxiety. Their bodies and brains are flooded with adrenaline and cortisol stress hormones. Science has also found that when developing brain tissue is exposed to these hormones for prolonged periods these nerves won’t form connections to other nerves and will degenerate. Is it therefore possible that infants who endure many nights or weeks of crying-it-out alone are actually suffering harmful neurologic effects that may have permanent implications on the development of sections of their brain? Here is how science answers this alarming question:
http://www.askdrsears.com/html/10/handou...

Jamie - posted on 10/28/2009

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how old is she and is she hitting a growth spurt they hit that at 2 weeks a month 2 months and 6 months after that you can let her cry herself to sleep if its longer then 10 minutes then she is trying to tell you something either she is really hungry or maybe something else is going on! she may be collic my son has been starting spurts of getting up 1-2 times a night and if i can help it i let him go back to bed on his own. i usually get up to feed him cause i need to relieve my self and not let my self engorge, but i could just let him go back to bed but if your feeding her and she is still crying and doesnt seem hungry anymore something else maybe going on.

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