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Old 05-11-2007, 08:56 AM   #11
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Re: does/did your 9 month old EBF child....

My DD didn't start sleeping through the night until she was about 14 months old. Some kids do and some kids dont, there is no "should" or "shouldnt" every kid is different.

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Old 05-11-2007, 09:08 AM   #12
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Nine month olds don't sleep through the night, 9 year olds don't sleep through the night, I don't sleep through the night, and you don't sleep through the night. Stop worrying about who is and is not sleeping through the night and enjoy the fact that you don't have to get out of bed to meet your child's needs at night.
LOL! so well said!

I don't think she's trying to say there is anything wrong with getting out of bed to take care of your child, but having to get out of bed feels worse to some people than not having to. (like me for instance! ) And since she is EBFing she doesn't have to and is probably glad for it!
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:16 AM   #13
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Re: does/did your 9 month old EBF child....

yeah if she's exclusively on breastmilk still... I can't imagine she'd be ok with sleeping for 10hr+ w/o some food! GOODNESS!

It IS possible for a 9m to sttn, but I'd venture a guess they are on some other food source in addition to bm.
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DD (9 months, 3 weeks) was (until just recently) sleeping about 8 hours before waking up, then would nurse, and back to sleep for another 3 hours.
This past two weeks have been HELL. She is waking up all night long and crying, then refusing to go back to sleep. I dont think its teething...

A friend of mine said it might be a "sleep regression" that they say is normal around this age. Supposedly, it passes. I SURE HOPE SO!
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ok thanks i just had someone on another board pm me and tell me that she should be sleeping through the night and i got worried im glad its normal...and that it isnt every 30-40 minutes like the pp just thought id check and make sure i wasnt doing something wrong i did have someone suggest having her CIO and ill NEVER do that
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DD (9 months, 3 weeks) was (until just recently) sleeping about 8 hours before waking up, then would nurse, and back to sleep for another 3 hours.
This past two weeks have been HELL. She is waking up all night long and crying, then refusing to go back to sleep. I dont think its teething...

A friend of mine said it might be a "sleep regression" that they say is normal around this age. Supposedly, it passes. I SURE HOPE SO!

dd would sleep 6-8 hours at a time at about 4 months but then she started cutting teeth and now its every 3 hours day and night...not that i mind bc i latch her on and go back to sleep
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My DD is 17months old and still wakes up to nurse 4 times a night! My DS didnt start sleeping through the night (not every night) until 18months old!

Its very normal!!!
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Re: does/did your 9 month old EBF child....

Totally normal. My son will be one in a few weeks and still wakes up to nurse quite a few times every night. We cosleep too so it doesn't bother me.
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Re: does/did your 9 month old EBF child....

ds is almost 16months and VERY rarely sleeps through the night...at 9months old he was waking up 3-5x a night to nurse. we co-sleep so it makes it SOOOO much easier!
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My EBF child is 3 months and sleeps "through the night." But everything I have read has said that "sleeps through the night" is defined by about 5 or more hours. Not like 10 hours or anything!

Before bed, my DD eats at 7 pm, then again at 9pm-ish, is down by 11 pm, and usually wakes about 6 am or so. So 7 hours of sleep. Wakes very hungry but easily satisfied.

I always make sure she gets 10-15 minutes per boob at each feeding unless she openly rejects it. 15 minutes each side especially before bed..fill 'er up!

I personally think the KEY is that we put her to sleep on her stomach. As soon as we started doing that (because it was similar to how she fell asleep on our shoulders...and we wanted to replicate that peaceful position for her) she started sleeping really well.

IMNSHO, the whole "back to sleep" campaign is a load of hooey...medical science really has no idea what causes SIDS, and the latest research suggests it has to do with a disorder, not what the parent does in any way.

My grandmother insists that sleeping on their back makes them gassier, and shoot, she raised a lot of foster kids in addition to her own...there is something to advice from previous generations. And every time DD was put to sleep on her back, she wouldn't get into a deep restful sleep because she kept startling herself by moving a hand or arm or something.

Boy were we happy when we woke up after our first 6 straight hours, LOL. (Of course we checked for breathing first!)
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