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    Default Feeding to sleep....

    Is this going to bite me on the ar5e later on?

    My 11 week old is a pretty good sleeper (for now!), She has slept through a few nights, but would usually only wake once (last 2 nights has woke twice). I usually feed her until she gets sleepy, and put her to bed either asleep or fairly sleepy. Sometimes she wakes up and talks to herself for a while after I've put her down, sometimes she has 'false starts' where I've put her down and she cries a few minutes later to be fed again.

    If you did this, did you regret it later on?

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    I've been doing it for 7 months, even right this moment! I'm keen to see the replies

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    Default Re: Feeding to sleep....

    I do this too, DD is nearly 8 months, I am keen to change but this seems to suit her for the most part! I have tried changing things up to try and teach her to self settle but no luck, it just stressed us both out! I am sure DD will let me know when she is ready for a change! :-)

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    Default Feeding to sleep....

    FTS bit me in the bum bug time, but my bub was an insanely frequent waker. I now put him in cot awake. Took many hours to train him to do this and a visit to sleep school. However, it might not bite u in bum. Ur bub sound more settled and better sleeper than mine. Best of luck.

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    Default Re: Feeding to sleep....

    I started doing this around 8 months which is when DS stopped catnapping! He's 16 months now and I still bf him to sleep for his daily nap and occassionally before bed at night.
    If it's working for you keep going and change it when and if you need to.

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    Default Feeding to sleep....

    It really depends on the kid. Plenty of bubs FTS and that's the last you hear from them. Others start to become completely dependant on it. If you're not finding bub waking every 20-40 minutes and needing help to resettle then just keep doing what you're doing. :-)

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    fed my DD to sleep rfrom day one right till i stopped bfing at around 8 months.
    Shes almost four and still sleeps 2 hours during the day and around 11 hours at night. NEVER had a drama getting her to sleep.

    DO what you have to and deal with the consiquences later...when your sleeping reguarly!!

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    Default Feeding to sleep....

    I used to do that and one day my ds just Stopped falling asleep on the boob

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    Default Feeding to sleep....

    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    both mine were fed to sleep, no dramas. Infact with breastfed babies its meant to be that way, hormones produced whilst feeding make them (and often Mums too) sleepy

    In a galaxy far far away....
    I too FTS - dd1 for 19mths till I weaned and still doing it for dd2 (12wks). I tho do not resettle with boob. Just to put them to bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    I too FTS - dd1 for 19mths till I weaned and still doing it for dd2 (12wks). I tho do not resettle with boob. Just to put them to bed.
    I do resettle with boob

    I'm also worried because I haven't decided when to stop bf, I'd always wanted to keep going at least to the 6 month mark and decide how much longer then. Worried I'm not going to be able to settle her!


 

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