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    I only stopped feeding to sleep 1 week ago at 20mths. Im 7mths pregnant and dry as a bull's tit as my MIL would say.

    My hubby puts DD to sleep in the evenings by cuddling her whilst she has her milk.

    I attempt to put her down for her nap (when DH is not home) by doing the same but it only works if she is exhausted.

    We dont re-settle with a feed, just a cuddle. She will also happily fall asleep in the pram/car or in your arms ONLY if she is tired. There is no point even trying to put her down otherwise. When BFing I could put her to sleep even when she wasnt tired.

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    Definetly try to put her down at least 25% awake. I don't see the harm in giving the boob/bottle for 1-2 mins before bed to get her in the mood. As soon as those eyelids start to get heavy, put her down.

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    What you mean we have to stop??? Miss E is 9 mths, still feeding to sleep. It suits us

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    Daytime:feed, play, sleep, repeat.

    I stopped feeding to sleep when I couldn't cope anymore.

    I started by not letting them fall asleep on the breast. taking them off the breast as they were just falling asleep. & straight in the cot. I also introduced a dummy.

    Then I slowly extended the time between the end of the feed & going to bed till I could put them to sleep awake but drowsy.

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    I stopped at 8/9 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majestic Hiss View Post
    After a very long time we changed from rocking to cuddling in the chair. It's awesome. DS also has no problems being put to sleep by DH or his grandparents which is great.
    This is one of the main reasons I would like DD to start to self settle... so that DH or grandparents can put her to sleep. As an update, I have managed to put DD down just now for the second time today (yay) by dummy and rocking, she didn't want a bar of a feed to sleep this morning (yay again). I hope this continues, I also hope it doesnt affect her night sleeping, she is an excellent night sleeper!

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    I stopped at about 8 weeks. Previous posters have offered good advice(feed/play/sleep, put down when drowsy). I'll also add, using a comforter with your smell on it may help bub to self settle.

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    I bf dd to sleep until she weaned at 14 months. When I returned to work at five months she would often have a bottle of ebm to go to sleep when she no longer wanted the ebm her teachers would pat her to sleep which still happens now and she is 2.5

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    Um....I can't remember? Was def after 1yr though. DD is nearly 9 months and we boob to sleep or she goes to sleep in the ergo DF was very chuffed he rocked her to sleep twice last R&R...like he had magic powers all of a sudden

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    I stopped feeding to sleep at 5 months, we now put into bed awake and shhhh to sleep or pat. It did take a couple of weeks but it is working and he stopped waking more overnight. However I must say that sometimes it feels like he'll never go to sleep and then all of a sudden he's asleep! Be patient it takes time.....


 

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