my baby is 8 months old and she sleeps with me, i only did it cause it seemed easier at the time but now that shes older i want her to sleep in her crib and i have no idea how to do that ive tried and she's just screamed like crazy she wont drink formula and she wont eat baby food she'll only drink my breast and eat the food that i eat. So now i'm scared shes not getting enough protein or whatever from my food cause she refuses baby food and formula. please what do i do i just want a good nights sleep. and shes constantly waking up to drink my breast. how do i get her to sleep in her crib and off my breast PLEASE HELP!!!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 7:54 AM on May. 19, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by Soniam301 at 8:07 AM on May. 19, 2010
You did not create a "bad habit" by co sleeping. When it is time she will sleep in her own bed and CIO is never needed when trying to put a child down. It will happen.
A child can definitely grow just fine living solely on breastmilk BUT I bet there is another situation going on. Is baby teething? or perhaps thrush? Both of these bumps in the road can cause a child to not want to eat but it is just a stage (for teething / thrush needs to be treated) and baby will be back to normal in no time. Just hang in there and continue to offer solids after you breastfeed.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:19 AM on May. 19, 2010
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Answer by mompam at 11:38 AM on May. 19, 2010
It's normal for human babies to sleep with their mothers and breastfeed at night. It's hardwired into their brain. When babies wake at night and they are alone they cry because they need their mother. Their brain tells them they are in danger. If babies are forced to sleep alone they may "learn" to do it but what they are learning is called learned helplessness. We don't know the long term consequences of doing this to babies. For all time and still in most places in the world, babies have slept with their mothers and breastfed.
It's normal for babies to wake at night until they are 3. If you aren't breastfeeding you don't have a way to put them back to sleep. I was very sick once and my supply went down and my husband had to make my toddler snacks at night since I didn't have milk. As I got rehydrated my milk came back.
Answer by Gailll at 12:03 PM on May. 19, 2010
Your milk is perfect for your baby. It changes to meet your baby's changing needs to have everything in the right proportions including protein. Your baby neverneeds formula. Formula is an inferiorÂ substitute for human milk in every wayÂ and tastes bad.
Babies never need baby food. Regular food is much better. Don't listen to people that say food in the first year is for fun, practice, experience, or crazy things like that. A baby food company started that myth. You want the foods you give your baby to all be nutritious. Around 9 months it's good to start giving your baby foods with iron like meat according to La Leche League and other experts. Babies can't have cow's milk or honey before 12 mo. Babies should only have 4 ounces of juice a day and apple and citrus are the worst. White grape is the best. Juice should be fed by cup.
Answer by Gailll at 12:11 PM on May. 19, 2010
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