(Closed) Baby Self-Weaning?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

No advice from my corner since my son is only 7 weeks today but I’ll certainly commiserate on the exhaustion – and I haven’t even gone back to work yet.  I was thinking today about what my day is going to look like and how long they will be and then getting up with each night waking since he is breastfed and my husband can’t help.  How do mom’s survive?  Obviously we all do but wow!  I started reading the No Cry Sleep Solution and Sleeping Through the Night so we can start establishing our routine now even though it will be two more months until we can maybe see a reflection in his sleeping patterns.  It is naps that I am struggling with.  I’m kind of hoping daycare will straighten some of that out for me.  Wishful thinking?  Probably.

Post # 4
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Mrs. Spring: Have you tried giving her the formula in a sippy cup during the day. My daughter decided she no longer wanted bottles at abt 9 months or so but she would drink from a sippy cup. 

Post # 7
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I can commiserate πŸ™‚  I found I was able to deal with the loss of sleep so long as things seemed to be improving over time.  Like in the beginning, getting 3-4 hours of nonstop sleep felt amazing.  BUT going backwards is soooo hard.  I might sleep from 10-6 now, but if I have to even get up a few times to soothe my son for a minute or two it feels so exhausting because I had a few weeks of pretty good sleep!!  But if I had gotten a night’s sleep like that at 2 or 3 months I would have been beyond excited!

I would say for your sanity you need to break this whole night time eating thing.  Hopefully others have dealt with it at this age.  We purposefully cut down on feedings while I was nursing by getting him at his wakeup time and soothing him back to sleep without feeding.  Another thing I have heard is to try water in a bottle although I have no idea if that would work.  We have not had to resort to CIO but I guess that is also always an option- I know a lot of people who use it, and use it repeatedly when sleep habits change.  We have just always found other ways to get there so far….

Post # 10
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

@Mrs. Spring:  Wonderful!! I’m glad Addie is sleeping better and good strategy with the formula. I’m so glad I’m looking ahead to what’s coming up with my growing baby through your postings and you are always so faithful in the follow up story!!

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