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Those of you who feed to sleep, does your DC wake up crying?

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DitaVonCheese Tue 07-Jul-09 22:53:18

NAK so short. DD is 9 mo, still fed to sleep. Trying to get her to settle in her cot at night but she is waking 20/30/40 min later screaming Wondering if it's because she wakes to find boob gone or just her ... Any experience/advice welcome!

digitalgirl Wed 08-Jul-09 02:52:07

Yes. I have a 10 mo. I've been trying to stop him falling asleep at the boob at bedtime. Not working. Can't help but you have my sympathies.

ches Wed 08-Jul-09 03:28:14

My DS wakes up crying whether he feeds to sleep or not. I stopped him feeding to sleep for months and it didn't make any difference. I've been letting him feed to sleep again lately and still no difference. It's more a separation anxiety thing than a boob thing.

digitalgirl Wed 08-Jul-09 07:18:27

Yes Ches is right. The only time he doesn't wake up crying is when I pick him up as soon as he opens his eyes. That usually only happens if he's fallen asleep in the buggy or if I happen to be in his room during a nap. Definitely a separation anxiety thing.

TrinityRhino Wed 08-Jul-09 07:21:48

gecko wakes up crying when she hasn't fed to sleep aswell
I think its more to do with 'I'm woken up and I'm alone'

DitaVonCheese Wed 08-Jul-09 09:25:14

Thanks, that's really helpful. Do you all co-sleep/still have your DC in your room (ie are they alone over night?)?

digitalgirl I'm not too worried about feeding to sleep tbh unless it's causing us problems (hence the thread) but I've read lots of positive threads on here about it and am too lazy to do anything else! Have you tried Elizabeth Pantley's pull-off method? Has had limited success for us (but, as above, I'm not trying very hard).

TrinityRhino Wed 08-Jul-09 11:11:23

gecko used to co sleep the whole night and she didn't always wake crying but she did if she couldn't feel me there immeadiately

now she sleeps in her own room and I join her in her double bed to feed her

she crys when she wakes up for about 3 secs and thern shouts mummy, mummy

she is 2.3

ches Thu 09-Jul-09 04:03:43

DS didn't start co-sleeping until 5.5 months when two manageable night wakings turned into 20 unmanageable ones. (Bloody gross motor skills.) He went to bed in his cot but came in with me the first time he woke me up. (He usually woke up 3 times before I went to bed... joy!) During the six months of hell when his molars and canines came through he was co-sleeping full-time. After he turned 2 he moved into a big bed in his own room and since then he goes to sleep in there, wakes up around 11 to wee in the potty then settles back straight away in his bed, but at 1:30am (thought about doing wake-to-sleep until he did it at 12:30) he says "I want to sleep in your bed" and we cuddle until morning. So in a roundabout way, yes and no, we co-sleep but not full-time.

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