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Old 02-07-2013, 08:46 AM   #11
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Re: co sleeping night nursing not working any more wtd?

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You said he was eating 3 meals and 2 snacks a day and about 4 nursing sessions. Is it possible he isn't getting enough calories? Breast milk is really calorie dense, whereas baby food/finger foods tends to be more filling but have fewer calories. Could you give an example of his daily feeding schedule? Perhaps he is making up for the needed calories with the nighttime feedings. DS did this until we realized the problem and fit in an extra feeding during the day. But as others said, breast fed babies will still usually wake for middle of the night feedings no matter what.
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You said he was eating 3 meals and 2 snacks a day and about 4 nursing sessions. Is it possible he isn't getting enough calories? Breast milk is really calorie dense, whereas baby food/finger foods tends to be more filling but have fewer calories. Could you give an example of his daily feeding schedule? Perhaps he is making up for the needed calories with the nighttime feedings. DS did this until we realized the problem and fit in an extra feeding during the day. But as others said, breast fed babies will still usually wake for middle of the night feedings no matter what.
7 45 am breastfeed
8:30 breakfast of 1 jar fruit 2 tbs yogurt and 2 tbs cereal
10 am breastfeed
11 am snack of cerrioes rice cake etc.
1pm lunch of jarred fruit and veg combo, with 3 tbs cottage cheese and bread
2 breastfeed
3 snack
5 dinner of veg rice and beans and some tastes of our food totalling about 1 cup total
7pm breastfeed
10pm breastfeed
2am breastfeed
4am breastfeed

this is of course how most days go usually i sneak an extra day feeding in somewhere but it is usually random

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Old 02-07-2013, 10:12 AM   #12
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Re: co sleeping night nursing not working any more wtd?

Yup, that's about the same schedule DD had at that age. It didn't matter how much she ate during the day, she still nursed at night 8pm (bedtime), 11pm, 3am, and 6am.

Assuming your DS is going to bed at 7pm, 13 hours is long time to go without boob. I'd would expect a minimum of 2 or 3 feedings in that time. You could try giving him a snack and some water immediately before bedtime?
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Re: co sleeping night nursing not working any more wtd?

Other than attempting to night wean using some method (Jay Gordon's is good) I am not sure. My 10 month old still night nurses. I just go to bed super early (when he does) so the night waking is not so bad. I rarely wake all the way, so do not even know how many times he nurses. I just know when he starts to figit, I stick a boob in his mouth.

Hopefully you find something that works.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:50 PM   #14
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I always wake all the way! My son is 9 months old and I am wondering when we can move him into a crib. I love co-sleeping most of the time but I feel like it must end sometime.
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I always wake all the way! My son is 9 months old and I am wondering when we can move him into a crib. I love co-sleeping most of the time but I feel like it must end sometime.
i wake all the way too. i usually have to uncling him from the head of our bed (which is a solid comfy headboard so he doesnt get hurt. i love it too but sometimes its just to much. i have had good luck with trying to get him in the pack n play for a few nights and letting him nap in different places so he doesnt get used to sleeping in our bed all the time. i hope this makes it easier to transition him. it seems like it will be as long road. my lo is the type where if he isnt ready there is no other way
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Mama- my "nursling" will be 2 in April. He eats like whoa- he weighs as much as big brother (4 in April!) and STILL nurses multiple times a night! I want him weaned but he's not ready. I weaned big brother @ 18 months since I was pregnant & it took him a VERY long time to sleep through the night. He's still up at least once a night. It's just their personalities. :/ I would LOVE a night of unbroken sleep!! I don't even get 4 hrs! Lol
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