I need help!!!

Sheila - posted on 03/28/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Ok so my little princess just turned 1 on the 14th and she still nurses at night...ALL NIGHT LONG. I am exhausted. She literally wakes up crying almost every hour, and when I try to ignore her cries they do not simmer down she screams louder until I pick her up. Are any of you gals having the same issue? Any tips on how can I have her sleep all of the night or most of it with out wanting my boob??

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Elizabeth - posted on 04/05/2011

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put her in her own bed with something that you have slept on or worn ..it will smell like you and she may feel comforted that you are nearby ...let me know if it works for you

Sheila - posted on 03/28/2011

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Celeste she's always nursed at night but not this much...she is teething but it already broke thru. When she was younger their were days that she would sleep 6 hrs or more straight thru and now its impossible to get in 4 :(

Celeste - posted on 03/28/2011

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A couple of things:
-Growth spurt?
-Teething?

Or is this something that she's always done? If it makes you feel any better, my twin boys never slept through the night at that age either. They woke up at least 3-4 x's a night and of course, never at the same time..

If she's not teething, not going through a growth spurt, maybe try nightweaning.
Here's a good article:
http://drjaygordon.com/attachment/sleepp...

Sheila - posted on 03/28/2011

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Thanks Louise but I have tried this before and she will not take dummies she spits them out. She won't even take bottles and haven't since she was 4 months old. She wants the real thing all the time. :/

Louise - posted on 03/28/2011

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I think she is using you as a dummy. Try giving her a dummy for a while and see if this helps. Let her also have a small pram size fleecy blanket that you rub around your skin so she can smell you and suckle a dummy. This might work if your lucky it's worth a try at least.

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