8 month old sleep disruption

Jessica - posted on 08/23/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 8 month old daughter has been waking at night for weeks. Previously she would sleep through the night from about 6:30 or 7pm to about 7am. Over the last few weeks she went from waking once around 2am to waking at 10pm, 2am, and 5am. She is exclusively breast fed but giant. She definitely does not need to eat. I always go in after a few minutes of SCREAMING and feed her because its the only way to settle her. We've tried sending my husband in with a bottle, but she just screams her head off until I go in and feed her. Also I have a 2.5 year old who is a great sleeper and I don't want her to wake him, so I dont let her go any longer than 5 minutes. She is definitely upset though, she SCREAMS. I think at times it may be her teeth, but it cant be all the time. We've tried orajel and tylenol and motrin. Help!!! I'm tired.


Dove - posted on 08/24/2012




My son needed to nurse through the night until he was 2. Granted, he could have physically gone through the night without nursing at an earlier age, but emotional needs are just as important as physical ones and he was not ready younger than 2.

A bit of fussing and whining and I'd say it's ok to wait, but with screaming.... I wouldn't even wait 30 seconds until I'd be going to get her.

My only advice would be to do whatever it takes to get all of you back to sleep faster. This won't last forever. ;)

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