Won't sleep on her own, take a bottle or a pacifier !

Emmy Lou - posted on 07/17/2016 ( 6 moms have responded )

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This is a cry for help ( from the mom - of course ) to any mommy out there that has gone through this or has advice / suggestions! My daughter will not sleep unless she is pacifying on my breast or nursing. . She cannot self soothe . When it's time for a nap she fights it . She will not take a pacifier or a bottle . I'm feeling like a failure of a mom. I'm doing everything I can accept CIO. She is almost 5 months old .

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JoAnne - posted on 07/21/2016

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Don’t think you are a failure because you most certainly are not! You obviously are very attentive to your daughter and a very concerned mom. I loved Dove’s comment and agree with her that every child is different and that is just fine.

Here’s my suggestion for finding something that works for both of you … you said you are trying everything you can except CIO, so my question is: how long do you try each tactic before moving on to another? The reason I ask is because I have always made the mistake of not being consistent so my daughter would not respond because she knew I was going to try something else. Even at 5 months old children figure that out. So my suggestion is to pick an approach you think will be workable and try it for a set period of time so your daughter has time to adjust. That will help you know if your chosen tactic is going to work or not.

Hang in there, you and your daughter can work thru this

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Ginger - posted on 07/20/2016

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My 4th child is 3 1/2. Hes my booby baby. But i keep him on a schedule. I sing him a soothin song n he gets his fix amd is out in 7 minutes. I had 1 kid- thumb sucker, 1 kid pacifier n 1 kid hair twirler. But if ur tryin to ween give more flavor. Try chocolate in milk. With no sugar or caffiene. Slightly warm.

Emmy Lou - posted on 07/17/2016

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That is very sweet of you . Thank you for the encouragement . It's nice to know that I'm not the only one. Xoxo

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