Re: Naps and feeding
I am so sorry that she has started this, that same exact napping problem frustrated me for months. I came to realize that she wasn't really done with the nap, its just that they don't know how to make it past the first sleep cycle. The first cycle lasts form 30-45 min and then they stir, if they know how to resettle, they sleep longer. From age 3mths-6.5 mths, I went in just about every time and rocked her back to sleep and then sat there with her. She would usually sleep 1-1.5 hrs more. It wasn't every nap but probably 80 % of teh time. What I did at 6.5 mths was to put her down very drowsy but slightly awake. The most she fussed was 3-4 min for teh first couple days and we don't do CIO so I felt ok with that. From then on, she napped better though she still does do some 30 min naps. I think now at 1 year its more because she just isn't that tired and 30 min does the trick. I don't think it would work with a baby as young as yours but from what I have read you could try by 5-6 mths. PM me if I can help anymore, I remember those hard months so clearly. Just know that it will get easier.
Mom to Abigail, born May 3rd, 2007 (self-weaned at 27 mths) and Charlotte, born Nov. 24th, 2009. Both reflux babies and EBF. Charlotte weighs 31 lbs at 26 mths.