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HELP! My baby is up every 2 hours!

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Please NO bashing or telling us to let her CIO



She is 6 months old and sleeps with us. 
We've tried  CIO a few times, it just makes her angrier and us more tired having to listen to it and HATE it. I've been able to move her to the bed beside us a few times, but she's still up every 2 hours! I freaking hate it!
She's breastfed, and she still eats every two hours. All day and night...every day and night.

Is there a reason!? Can I change this!?
She used to go 3-4 hours, but it seriously has been every 2 for weeks now!! I'm going bonkers!!

She wakes up all happy and refreshed while I suffer and am exhausted every day.....I don't want to quit breastfeeding, I don't want to make her cry in order for me to be able to get more sleep, I just want us to have a peaceful night!
 

by on Apr. 22, 2013 at 4:50 AM
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mommylove3613
by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 12:54 PM
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She is simply giving advice! It's up to briebaby123 to decide what she will give/ won't give her daughter. I also was givin rice cereal as a child and I survived. "Your own research" if it includes the internet do you really believe all the shit that is said.. Sure some of it may be true, but a lot is false. There is no need to say one or another is giving misinformation when alls anyone is doing is giving advice about what has/ hasn't worked for them, or what you could try...


Quoting jackiewal10:Actually, there ARE several lactation consultants on here.  I believe one of them replied to you already.  I'd have to go look to be sure.  But you don't have to be an LC or a pediatrician to do your own research on what is GOOD for your baby and what isn't.  The fact is that (most) pediatrician's don't know anything about nutrition and what should be fed to an infant.  Infants can't digest grains until they're about a year old.  When their molars start growing in.If you're giving advice based solely on something you tried with one child and not something that is fact based, be prepared for people to give you the facts.  As several people on this board have.  Giving out misinformation about BFing, nutrition, "low supply" (which again, there is no indication of) is VERY dangerous.  Someone will come in here and read that and if they don't know any better, they will think you're right and sabotage their own BFing relationship based off your "advice".  Also, affects of things like, starting solids too early, usually with cereal, (OP's DD is old enough) are just now being researched and they are finding that these things don't necessarily affect children.  BUT, they ARE affecting these children as adults.  Middle age.  Quoting alison.collins:  Wow! I'm sorry I didn't realize there where so many lactation consultants and pediatrians on here..  It"s awesome because briebaby123 asked for advice..
My advice stems from things that I have actually tried and things that have worked.  My son is now 5.5 and perfectly healthy. Hell every kid I know and grew up with was given rice cereal and what do you know, none of us died from it!
Being a first time mom is amazing and scary.  That's why it's awsome that there are places like CafeMom that you can go and ask for advice while telling others about your own personal experiences.
I pumped and bottle fed occasionally, everything turned out fine.  Rice Cereal DIDN'T kill my child.  My husband got to help me at night so I wasn't so damn tired.
Oh and thanks for not bashing, you guys made me feel super welcome here:/

Quoting jackiewal10:
This is actually pretty horrible "advice".  There is ZERO indicaiton of a supply issue.  NONE.  If mom missed the night nursing sessions, she would still have to get up and pump, so...that's pretty pointless.  Cereal is crap in a box.  It's an empty filler that has actually proven to be really hard for a lot of baby's to digest.  So it can and does make nightly wakings worse.  Because their tummy's are upset. 
Quoting alison.collins:
Maybe your not producing as much milk as you think.  Try offering rice. Maybe you should consider pumping and bottle feeding if she will take it so your hubby can help and you know she's getting enough. 

Quoting briebaby123:
Please NO bashing or telling us to let her CIO


She is 6 months old and sleeps with us. We've tried  CIO a few times, it just makes her angrier and us more tired having to listen to it and HATE it. I've been able to move her to the bed beside us a few times, but she's still up every 2 hours! I freaking hate it!She's breastfed, and she still eats every two hours. All day and night...every day and night.
Is there a reason!? Can I change this!? She used to go 3-4 hours, but it seriously has been every 2 for weeks now!! I'm going bonkers!! She wakes up all happy and refreshed while I suffer and am exhausted every day.....I don't want to quit breastfeeding, I don't want to make her cry in order for me to be able to get more sleep, I just want us to have a peaceful night! 





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beachlove512
by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Don't listen to people who are saying your baby needs solids. That's like saying your milk isn't enough which is not true. Your milk is specifically made for your baby and her needs. Babies less than one year of age don't have to have solids.

DS is high needs so I know all too well what it's like having a baby who is up all hours of the night. We finally found something that works and he's now sleeping long stretches. We did not use CIO or any other sleep training method. It's a lot of info and I don't want to take up room typing it here so if you'd like to know more about it, pm me :)

Baby_Avas_Momma
by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 1:27 PM
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Yikes.. the misinformation around here is disgusting.
Babies go through phases. 6 months is a huge growth spurt, as well as teething and new milestones. It passes, just like every other one. Rice cereal is garbage and puts a breastfed baby at risk for anemia. Babies wake as a natural defense against SIDS, so while it is exhausting, try to remind yourself that. And please don't listen to those going on about not producing enough milk and bottlefeeding. Diaper count is the only accurate indicator of supply, not what you pump and not baby's behavior.
Hang in there mama.
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mamalynnsmith
by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 1:41 PM

she is Hungary if hou have not started baby food try baby cereal.


alison.collins
by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 2:03 PM
Glad there is someone else that understands what advice is!


Quoting mommylove3613:

She is simply giving advice! It's up to briebaby123 to decide what she will give/ won't give her daughter. I also was givin rice cereal as a child and I survived. "Your own research" if it includes the internet do you really believe all the shit that is said.. Sure some of it may be true, but a lot is false. There is no need to say one or another is giving misinformation when alls anyone is doing is giving advice about what has/ hasn't worked for them, or what you could try...





Quoting jackiewal10:Actually, there ARE several lactation consultants on here.  I believe one of them replied to you already.  I'd have to go look to be sure.  But you don't have to be an LC or a pediatrician to do your own research on what is GOOD for your baby and what isn't.  The fact is that (most) pediatrician's don't know anything about nutrition and what should be fed to an infant.  Infants can't digest grains until they're about a year old.  When their molars start growing in.If you're giving advice based solely on something you tried with one child and not something that is fact based, be prepared for people to give you the facts.  As several people on this board have.  Giving out misinformation about BFing, nutrition, "low supply" (which again, there is no indication of) is VERY dangerous.  Someone will come in here and read that and if they don't know any better, they will think you're right and sabotage their own BFing relationship based off your "advice".  Also, affects of things like, starting solids too early, usually with cereal, (OP's DD is old enough) are just now being researched and they are finding that these things don't necessarily affect children.  BUT, they ARE affecting these children as adults.  Middle age.  Quoting alison.collins:  Wow! I'm sorry I didn't realize there where so many lactation consultants and pediatrians on here..  It"s awesome because briebaby123 asked for advice..

My advice stems from things that I have actually tried and things that have worked.  My son is now 5.5 and perfectly healthy. Hell every kid I know and grew up with was given rice cereal and what do you know, none of us died from it!

Being a first time mom is amazing and scary.  That's why it's awsome that there are places like CafeMom that you can go and ask for advice while telling others about your own personal experiences.

I pumped and bottle fed occasionally, everything turned out fine.  Rice Cereal DIDN'T kill my child.  My husband got to help me at night so I wasn't so damn tired.

Oh and thanks for not bashing, you guys made me feel super welcome here:/



Quoting jackiewal10:

This is actually pretty horrible "advice".  There is ZERO indicaiton of a supply issue.  NONE.  If mom missed the night nursing sessions, she would still have to get up and pump, so...that's pretty pointless.  Cereal is crap in a box.  It's an empty filler that has actually proven to be really hard for a lot of baby's to digest.  So it can and does make nightly wakings worse.  Because their tummy's are upset. 

Quoting alison.collins:

Maybe your not producing as much milk as you think.  Try offering rice. Maybe you should consider pumping and bottle feeding if she will take it so your hubby can help and you know she's getting enough. 



Quoting briebaby123:

Please NO bashing or telling us to let her CIO





She is 6 months old and sleeps with us. We've tried  CIO a few times, it just makes her angrier and us more tired having to listen to it and HATE it. I've been able to move her to the bed beside us a few times, but she's still up every 2 hours! I freaking hate it!She's breastfed, and she still eats every two hours. All day and night...every day and night.

Is there a reason!? Can I change this!? She used to go 3-4 hours, but it seriously has been every 2 for weeks now!! I'm going bonkers!! She wakes up all happy and refreshed while I suffer and am exhausted every day.....I don't want to quit breastfeeding, I don't want to make her cry in order for me to be able to get more sleep, I just want us to have a peaceful night! 












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Junebaby18
by Nannerz on Apr. 23, 2013 at 5:30 PM
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Nobody has mentioned this yet, but maybe she's getting too MUCH solids during the day. Breast milk is more calorie dense than any solids she is taking in. It may be filing her up, but she may not be getting all the necessary calories each day.
Salem2012
by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Maybe she is having a growth spurt. I believe 6 months there is a growth spurt.

Diane1223
by Member on Apr. 23, 2013 at 9:00 PM
Bump!
bellaamore
by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 9:04 PM

My daughter ate every two hours day and night until close to a year old. Its normal.

bellaamore
by on Apr. 23, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Dont do rice cereal.

Not only is it hard for babies to digest, but breastfed babies have an even harder time digesting it.

As far as supply issues, thats actually a very common misconception when babies go through growth spurts or teethe. You just nurse through it. It is babys way of upping moms supply.

My daughter ate every two hours or so until she was almost a year old. We got longer time between feedings when she could walk and play alone and eat more solids. It is completely normal, mama. Dont worry. Just nurse through it... Itll get better. It got pretty hard for us at one point, but it settled back down. It isnt easy, but you are doing the best for your child.

My daughter just made sixteen months and now sleeps in her own crib in her own room and nkt with us anymore. She usually still wakes once or twice a night and i rock her back to sleep, but she will sleep straight through the night, otherrwise, sometes, not waking at all until morning.

Im sending you hugs.

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