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28-03-2013 20:08 #61
28-03-2013 20:16 #62
I used my own interpretation of CC; I would lay dd down and sit right beside her, if she started stirring I would 'shh shh' and rest my hand on her tummy til she settled. If she cried I would pick her up, give her a cuddle and lay her back down. Repeat as necessary til she went to sleep, then I'd leave the room. Within a few days I found that I didn't have to pick her up, then I didn't have to rest my hand on her and eventually didn't have to 'shh shh' her. She knew that I would be straight to her side if she wanted/needed me and would go to sleep happily.
I'll admit, I did mostly do it for myself. I was tired of having my nipples used as a dummy almost all day and everytime dd woke up through the night. It severely affected my supply and I ended up having to switch to formula. If people are going to criticise me for that, so be it.
ETA: I pressed submit too soon.
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28-03-2013 20:34 #63
Pat pat shh first night arm stuck through crib at awkward angle , felt like elbow was going to snap.
Pat pat shh next night but leave before they fell asleep so they knew I was gone, they would grizzle for 3 mins back in pat pat shhh, out again once settled and dozing, they generally would grizzle again, I'd wait 5 mins go in again repeat leave and I found they would grizzle stop, grizzle stop may have to go in again around 10 mins because the grizzle stop turned back into constant grizzle , repeat leave and zzzzzzzzz.
By night 3 it was pat pat shhh walk out at dozy then they would grizzle a few minutes and fall asleep. By night 4 I was done and they had learnt to self settle.
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