Our 11 month old takes two good naps a day, but has never slept in long stretches at night and we're not seeing a whole lot of progress as she gets older. She is petite and gains weight gradually, but she is on solids as well as breastmilk and given the amount of diapers in a 24 hour period, I know she's getting enough to eat. After nursing and a regular routine of bath, singing, prayers, I put her down drowsy but awake and usually have no problem...she babbles herself to sleep. BUT, she wakes up between 3 and 4 times throughout the night, wanting what I assume is comfort nursing. I'm wondering how many of you had the same problem when your babies were this age and did you resort to a crying-it-out method (if so, how did it go???), or did you just wait it out and eventually your baby slept through the night? She goes to bed early so I know she's not overtired when I put her down. And, I'm assuming she is not hungry.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:14 PM on Jul. 5, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by Caregiver1 at 8:34 PM on Jul. 5, 2010
My DD is 12 months and is still nursing at least 3-4 times during the night. This is not uncommon for this age. I have her in bed with me so that I can still get a good night's sleep and meet her needs. My first suggestions would be to do this! She will stop nursing during the night on her own, even if you do nothing (we just don't know when that will be!)
Check out this article for a good alternative to CIO: http://drjaygordon.com/attachment/sleeppattern.html
If/when I get to the point when I want to night wean, that is the method I'm going to use. Sometimes night weaning will put a stop to night waking at this age, and sometimes it will not!
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