I'm not sure we've done anything "wrong" per se....we read the books, always put our baby down drowsy but awake, etc etc, and yet here we are....13.5 months old and she's still not sleeping through the night. Last week she did beautifully, waking just once and sleeping in 6 to 8 hour stretches. We thought this is it...she's well on her way and we're on our way to getting some good sleep. This week she's back to waking up twice, demanding to be nursed (na na) and not only that, she has been waking up at 5 am for the day. It's brutal.
When she wakes, I've been trying not to nurse her and instead just pat her back and walk out. We live in an apt with thin walls and I always feel awful when she's screaming, so sometimes I just nurse her so she'll be quiet again. I'm never sure anymore what the right answer is but I know she does not need to be nursing during the night.
My husband and I feel overwhelmed and tired.
Answer by HistoryMamaX3 at 8:22 AM on Sep. 8, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 8:26 AM on Sep. 8, 2010
Answer by missanc at 9:54 AM on Sep. 8, 2010