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  1. #11
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    Jan 2008

    Default Re: Will This All Night Buffet Ever End

    Sorry I don't have any advice. This thread has been great because our 6 mo LO is the same. I nurse to her sleep and she wakes up every 2-3 hours to nurse and absolutely will not take a paci. The funny thing is when we began cosleeping at 2 months she was great! She was sleeping 5-6 hours straight that I was worrying about her NOT eating so I know her body can handle it. Anyway, it doesn't really disrupt my sleep... but eventually I want it to end (probably between 9-12 mos we'll have to work on it).

    thanks ladies, I will check out that Dr. Jay Gordon website.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2007

    Default Re: Will This All Night Buffet Ever End

    we did the dr. gordon method when ds was 16 months to wean him from night feedings. it was a slow process (about 2 monts) but so, so worth it.
    proud mama to ds, born 8/3/06, 11 lbs 14 oz, 24", now 35 lbs, 35", self-weaned at 20 months
    expecting baby boy #2 on 7/21/08, hoping for a VBAC

  3. #13
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    Jan 2008

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    I just wanted to say I understand how you feel! My LO wakes up a lot at night to nurse. I know we went through some times where she was sick and we had some busy weekends away from home so that would throw her off. I was so happy last week when we made it 3 nights where she only woke up 2 times but those nights are over and we are back to 11, 1, &/or 3, 430, 530 & 630!
    Jen 30 ~ wife to Gary
    step-mom to 12 yo Hayden
    mommy to 1 yo Lilly


    We made it 1 YEAR!

    My Lilly Bug is offically 1!

    trying to quite but still

    Loving & & ing

  4. #14
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    Apr 2008

    Default Re: Will This All Night Buffet Ever End

    I am experiencing the same sleepless nights with my 7 mo. old son. I used to think it was a matter of 'training' or 'teaching' my child to soothe himself to sleep because this worked well with my first son when the nighttime feedings were getting to be too much. But... I think it wasn't so much the training as his personality. My second boy is an entirely different little guy, and any attempts to suggest another plan at night besides nursing are met with back-arching screams that could probably go on all night, but end only when I nurse him back to sleep. Although I am totally sleep deprived and more than a little edgy, I have decided this is just what he needs now, and I can't explain it or train it away, so I just keep telling myself - someday when he's ready, he'll sleep.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    SW Ohio

    Default Re: Will This All Night Buffet Ever End

    I think I could have written that original post because we are in the exact same boat! My LO has never been a good sleeper... we started co-sleeping at 4 months because I just couldn't handle the sleep deprivation any longer. I must admit that our situation has only slightly improved... Co-sleeping is uncomfortable for me as DD is constantly scooting over to be right next to me, and she is like a little furnace... I get soooo hot sleeping next to her, and she is sweating too. Also, I feel like I am limited in how I can lie next to her without rolling over onto her, so I end up staying in the same position and waking up with a backache. Ugh. Anyway, sorry I don't have any advice, just cause we are right there with you. I am reading "The No-cry sleep solution" to try and get some ideas for helping DD sleep longer. I refuse to let her CIO, so we are kind of in this rut...

    IRL all my friends call me Buff, Wife to CB since 10/11/2003

    Mom to DD - "MJ" born 9/2007 @ 8lbs 10oz, 21.5" She's 6 years old!
    My journey nursing MJ started HERE, but we got through it and she breastfed 19.5 months, self-weaned on 5/17/09

    Mom to my current nursling, DS - "ME" born 10/2009 @ 10lbs 1oz, 22.25" He's 4 years old! And yup, he's still nursing.

    Ask me about my successful VBAC! Click here for my birth story.

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