How can I get my 10 month old to sleep through the night?

Jodi - posted on 06/21/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




Hi guys, I am having such trouble with my little girl, she is 10 1/2 months old and still breastfeeding. She wakes up 6 or 7 times a night and every time I end up feeding her because I am so exhausted and have no fight left in me. I have tried putting her down without feeding her and she screams so loud and so long it breaks my heart. Getting her to sleep during the day is also a challenge I have to rock her and feed her AND lay down next to her for a while ;/ Also, she does not let me spoon feed her at all, she will nibble on little things throughout the day but her stable diet is breastmilk. I know i am doing something wrong and she should be sleeping though by now, but it is so hard for me to leave her to cry. Iv tried putting her in my bed and she now sleeps with me and that doesnt work.... please help:-)


Kristal - posted on 06/25/2011




First are doing nothing wrong!! It could very well be that she is teething!! My daughter never slept through the night till she was 1..even then she still woke up every once in awhile. If there is serious cause for concern about her not eating, I'd talk to your doctor/pediatrician on that matter. But as for the sleeping through the night...there could be many things, like I said teething, maybe she is hungry if she isn't eating much, maybe she needs a comfort toy or something and uses you as her 'security blanket'. And the letting her cry, it won't hurt her...honestly it hurts us more then it hurts them! I honestly think the only reason my daughter slept by herself and slept was because I didn't give in to her every time she cried! If they know we will give them what they want everytime they cry, they will keep doing it! They're not stupid! Just try a few different things....get into a routine for bedtime...let her cry and just check on her and let her know you are still there and leave....but again you are doing nothing wrong!

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