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Old 11-29-2012, 07:48 AM   #11
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Re: Sleeping through the night?

Up until a few months ago I would have disagreed with everyone here and said that formula fed babies sleep through the night earlier but I would have been terribly, terribly wrong!!! My guy is 9 months and has been formula fed from about 4 months and was sleeping 12 hours straight, now he's up at least once! I'm hoping it will be over soon!!!

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Old 11-29-2012, 07:54 AM   #12
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I agree with the other mommas - not breast feeding related. You just have a nonsleeper. I have had 2 that STTN and 2 that still do not at 3 and 4. Each child is their own little person and some just do not STTN as soon as others.

You can try night weaning like mentioned before. I gently night weaned my now 4 year old.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:01 AM   #13
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Oh dear god... non sleeper?! *sigh* must get it from daddy cause mommy likes her sleep!!

Suggestions on night weaning?

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I agree with the other mommas - not breast feeding related. You just have a nonsleeper. I have had 2 that STTN and 2 that still do not at 3 and 4. Each child is their own little person and some just do not STTN as soon as others.

You can try night weaning like mentioned before. I gently night weaned my now 4 year old.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:01 PM   #14
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At 19 months, to night wean, I just wouldn't let him have the boob when he wakes at night. Soothe him other ways. You could start with just one feeding and then work on the other. But, personally, I'd just do it all at once. It would probably take a couple nights to a week and it would be done. You can have dad tend to him during the night so nursing isn't a option while you are doing this. Start when dad has a couple nights off in a row. I bet once he isn't nursing at night he will sleep much better at night. I hope so anyway.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:27 PM   #15
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Re: Sleeping through the night?

I'm jealous that you have a 19 mo who has slept through the night a handful of times
DD is 19 months and still nursing several times a night. She had been down to once or twice, but then the molars started coming through and we're back to multiple times.
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I have a 22mo who still wakes several times at night. DS1 was the same way. I just seem to make non-sleepers .
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:42 PM   #17
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I feel for you, mama! DS was the same way until we night weaned at 2. It took about a week of help from DH, but we all sleep through the night now!
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Night weaning us simply that. You decide what hours you will nurse and donMt nurse in between.


if you start this method go thru with it as the child quickly learns that you are not going to actually refuse the breast that it only take 3-4hrs of crying. Or whatever.

My husband does the parenting at night while we night wean. He sleeps with child. Rocks him. Offers water or just sings. Does lo cry? Yes. But I never ever 'rescue'. First I think it's absurd to rescue my husbands child from him and once I decide to night wean, I have really thought it thru. It's not s rash choice and we plan it.

It usually take 1-3 nights of persistent and consistent care. We have done it both times on a holiday weekend. And both times were easier than we thought, actually. And.. They slept thru the night following and have, ever since.

It's a completely personal choice in parenting. But I think it's like most things- stick to the plan. The moment you falter/ the moment you just regressed the whole situation tenfold.
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Night weaning us simply that. You decide what hours you will nurse and donMt nurse in between.


if you start this method go thru with it as the child quickly learns that you are not going to actually refuse the breast that it only take 3-4hrs of crying. Or whatever.

My husband does the parenting at night while we night wean. He sleeps with child. Rocks him. Offers water or just sings. Does lo cry? Yes. But I never ever 'rescue'. First I think it's absurd to rescue my husbands child from him and once I decide to night wean, I have really thought it thru. It's not s rash choice and we plan it.

It usually take 1-3 nights of persistent and consistent care. We have done it both times on a holiday weekend. And both times were easier than we thought, actually. And.. They slept thru the night following and have, ever since.

It's a completely personal choice in parenting. But I think it's like most things- stick to the plan. The moment you falter/ the moment you just regressed the whole situation tenfold.
The bolded made me laugh. So true!

Second, the rest is right on. Stick to your plan and it will go better for everyone involved.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:34 PM   #20
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Re: Sleeping through the night?

OMG! My son is barely 8 weeks old and only sleeps in 3 hour (at most) stretches at night before he needs to feed. I can barely function during the day since he nurses every 1 1/2 to 2 hours. I don't think I'll be able to make it as long as you ladies. I'm not a napper, so I can only sleep at night. He's currently co-sleeping with me ( I made husband sleep in spare bedroom so he can sleep a full night otherwise he won't be able to function at work). I just need a few days a week of 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep or I'll go nuts! Sigh
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