sleeping through the night

Jessica - posted on 01/28/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My ten month old daughter still wakes up at least once or twice in the middle of the night. She has never totally slept through the night so I was wondering does anyone else have this problem? Am I doing something wrong? If there is anyway to make this better it would be great because I am expecting another baby in 4 weeks so I'm worried about how I'm going to handle this. Help please :)

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Caterina - posted on 01/29/2014

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How annoying milk allergy, poor baby and mum! No you are not a wimp, I'm just as bad lol from birth till he was 6 months I could not leave him to cry my husband would be teasing me saying I'm weak but everyone need to remember he is a baby, he communicates by crying and you need to be there and comfort him all the time. I had issues with him as he suffered colic from birth to about 5 months, he was screaming in agony for hours everyday. When we found the solution I cries he was like a different baby so happy and no more screaming. That's when soon after I started to leave him to cry a bit it killed me don't get me wrong I would not leave him longer than ten min, that was my limit and slowly left him to 15 min. But it pairs off, I used to nurse him to sleep with boobie juice from then on and now I just put him to bed awake and he falls asleep on his own eventually sometimes he cries others just plays until worn out. Cries are hard to understand and sometimes differ from what they mean it took me quite a few months, but it gets easier you do get tougher. I know it's hard and if you feel it's not right then do what you want, what if you give her warm water in a bottle instead of the milk, that way she still getting fluids and hydrated and stimulated by the bottle?

Jessica - posted on 01/29/2014

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Thanks so much for your post :) I was breastfeeding but it only lasted till she was 2 weeks old. Just didn't work for us so she is bottle fed. I'm a little afraid of giving her dairy and bananas because she has a milk allergy and also has bad constipation problems so she has to take meds for that and is on soy formula. I went to her well child check up yesturday and her doctor told mmme that when she wakes at night I cannot give her a bottle anymore and I have to let her cry it out. It just seems so cruel and she gets so upset. Being a mom and being able to hear her no matter what makes that very hard and I just can't seem to push throught it all I want to do is go to her and help. Does letting the baby cry it out seem way to cruel to you also or am I just being a wimp?

Caterina - posted on 01/28/2014

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My boy is ten months old and used to wake almost every hour for first three months, now he wakes still every 2.5-4 hours. Are you breastfeeding? I know since I got him on the bottle in the last two weeks he sleeps more well a little as he more satisfied, I find also if you give them yogurt or banana then milk before bed they will have a better sleep. I don't think it's anything to worry about, I thought this too, it's just the way they are. Sleep through hahaha I'm still waiting for this miracle, those out there who say There's sleep through all night, pull the other one! Everyone I speak to this is one in a million. I know how exhausting it is, but keep strong and positive. Turn the wake up into a beautiful moment, when mine wakes, he just seems that little bit more bloody cute that I forget how tired I am and that this is all for him : ) also, I tried to stretch him out for the first sleep of the night, if he was tired I would keep him up that little bit longer, not too long or all he'll would break loose and overtired so be careful.

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