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pinkdot Thu 07-Nov-19 22:56:23

Hello!

I am having issues with my DD and sleep!
I was adamant I would not co-sleep with my daughter and 6 and a half months later she's been in my bed pretty much every night. I'm still breastfeeding and she has slept amazingly well.

I am now trying to get her to sleep in her cot. Over the past 2 weeks I've transitioned her from my bed to Moses basket next to me, then Moses basket in cot and now she is just in the cot (sometimes).
She wakes every hour for a suckle and not necessarily a feed. By the time it's like 3am my husband is like 'oh put her back in our bed' which is defeating the plan.
She reluctantly takes a bottle and refuses a dummy.
Is there anything I can do to keep her fuller for longer? I wait until she is asleep and off the boob before I put her down to sleep.

I'm attempting a routine too, food, light play, bath, story, feed then sleep which is working most of the time. It's just the need for constant suckling that's the issue

Thanks in advance grinbrew

Dilkhush Thu 07-Nov-19 23:51:19

Children eventually need to be put to bed awake so that they self sooth. When they learn that, they fall back to sleep themselves on the many occasions they wake briefly in the night. Putting them to bed when they've fallen asleep feeding creates the problem.
I eventually couldn't stand the lack of sleep and did sleep training. My DCs yelled a long time the first night, less the second and not at all the third.
Some people think sleep training is cruel and I respect that view but was going mad so I just had to do it. All aspects of family life improved once I was getting decent kip.

Dilkhush Fri 08-Nov-19 16:03:16

Bumping in the hope you will get other posts.

pinkdot Fri 08-Nov-19 16:37:37

Thank you!
I tried what you said today for her afternoon nap and it worked! Will try again tonight 🤞🏼👍🏼

Dilkhush Fri 08-Nov-19 16:56:48

I will be crossing my fingers for you finding a way that works for you.

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