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    Hi anyone who is interested I am happy to say my previous hourly night feeder, 3 am party animal and sleep avoider now wakes only twice a night and no controlled crying

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    What is your secret????

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    I am no baby expert. My daughter is quite high maintenance and after reading a lot and seeing my doctor I have changed my thinking to see her as having a "high survival instinct" lol. What I decided was to nurse her only twice between bedtime and morning and help her to fall asleep in her bed the other times she wakes. I feed her when she wakes around 10 pm but the rest of the time I cuddle and humm to her. When she seems sleepy I place her in the bed and pat her until she is almost asleep and then keep a hand firmly on her. If she protests I pat her again. I have slowly over a matter of weeks found she requires less and less assistance and a firm hand is enough. She is 11 months and I feel is developmentally ready for this. I had a lot of anxiety from lack of sleep and this has made a world of difference. She protested a lot to begin with when I didn't immediately soothe her with a nipple but has learnt that I am still there for her and better yet has learnt to go to sleep in her bed. This isn't a 3 day solution but I thought I would share. I want to add I still will hold and cuddle her if she won't accept patting and then retry patting after a few minutes. I also use lavender massage oil and a very boring quiet half hour.before bed as she is easily overstimulated

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    Oh the other thing which I learnt was that gently rubbing her ears puts her almost to sleep. Basically I think the secret for *us* was finding ways to soothe her without the boob, but this didn't involve weaning her.
    For some people it might be music and others patting. The other great thing is she comes into the bed now around 4 am and has a feed and stays there sleeping but isn't constantly latching on and off, wiggling and whinging.
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