Thanks for all your suggestions ladies. To answer some of the questions:
Yes she does eat 3 full meals a day plus snacks. I try to make sure she is nice and full before bed.
I have tried giving her a dummy but she hates them. Have tried all sorts of brands and types. She isn't a fan. So different to my dd1 who was dummy obsessed. I have tried offering the dummy instead of the boob even to the point where I have placed it infront of my boob and she latches onto it instead, but she worked that out really fast and pulled off and screamed.
I tried letting her whinge a bit before going in. This just made the process longer because she wouldn't go back to sleep unaided and woke up completely.
I tried patting her first or cuddling before offering boob - she squirmed until she reached my chest!
I tried only letting her suckle for a few seconds and then removing the boob. She just kept her eyes closed and mouth open searching until she could re-latch.
Thank you for all the suggestions. I think I will go ahead with the sleep clinic. I need the support from the nurses and I just don't want to do it at home because my dd1 and dh have Kindy and work the next day and it's unfair on them. She gets so loud when she doesn't win.
If anyone else has ideas please share but I'm feeling like I have tried just about everything. Even more tired today because I tried hard last night but didn't get anywhere because she was more awake and ready to fight me!
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16-06-2014 18:30 #13Senior Member
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Nicole how are things now? Do you feed to sleep for daytime naps as well? I have an almost-5 month old that is like this during the day and I'm yet to find a way to get him to nap without feeding to sleep, although I can occasionally get him to sleep in the pram when we go walking. I have to go back to work soon and it's starting to be an issue.
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hope the sleep clinic goes well
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17-10-2014 08:11 #17Junior Member
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Hi Nicole, I'm just wondering how you went with the sleep clinic? I have a 10month old ds that is exactly how your dd was 😔
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26-10-2014 14:31 #18
Hi, I wish I had better news but the sleep clinic really didn't help us that much. Being in a strange hospital environment stressed her out even more. The nurses were lovely but couldn't get my Bub to settle because she was afraid of them. Things were a little better when we got home. But then my husband got sick a few days later, was hospitalised for a week and I struggled with the two kids on my own. We fell back into bad habits of bringing her into the bed. She would fight me so hard in the middle of the night and I couldn't take any more. When he got better, I tried again. She was back in her bed but then a few weeks later she got sick. This is the pattern and we go round and round...she is now 14 mo and I am certain the only way we will break this pattern is when I wean her. Sorry I don't have better news.
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Hey Nicole. Sorry you are still doing it tough.... Unless there are medical issues a 14 month old toddler does not need to be fed overnight. If you want to stop bub waking overnight, stop feeding overnight. It's easier said than done but it really is that simple.
Stay firm with where bub is sleeping: if it's bubs cot, it's bubs cot. If it's your bed then put bub to sleep in your bed .... do not put bub to sleep in the cot and then transfer to your bed (otherwise bub will keep waking in the cot expecting to be put in the bed).
I know I am advocating a bit of tough love but you can always soften the approach by using shush/pat techniques. Just make sure you stop shush/patting before bub falls asleep (stop when bub is drowsy). Always (always!) put bub to bed awake.
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26-10-2014 19:10 #20
When I night weaned my boobie monster, I still got him up and cuddled him back to sleep. It took longer than just feeding him, but he stopped waking for boob good luck!
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