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Need help for 9mnth baby waking up in the night

Anonymous

My 9mnth old baby waking up in every 1-2 hrs...n demand for breastfeeding...She is not hungry just learned this habbit...My ped told to not entertain her in the night n let her cry n sleep her own...Hows that possible to let her cry coz she just scream n cry very loudly...Any suggestions...need help???

  • Kerry
    Feb 10

    I bottles fed so may not work as well. When i knew my little one didnt need milk (it hindered morning feed) i gave him water at night and he stopped waking for it apart from at growth spurts then when it hindered morning milk again i gave water. Maybe try a sippy of water, if its a habit it will take a few days atleast to break it. When i first did it my little one co slept he woke every 3/4hrs sucked a bit of water screamed for an hr then went back to sleep. I prepared myself for a rough night i comforted him but didnt give in. Does your daughter settle herself at naps and when she first goes to sleep at night? Maybe get a lovey or a small plush animal/bear. My little one sucks on the labels and cuddles up to his animals and falls asleep on his own. I also use a sound machine and let him fuss a little when needed but i never let him scream on his own, be there to comfort her but keep your boobs off limits if you really want to break the habit.

  • Elle
    Feb 11

    Sleep train. Baby sleep studies show it doesnt matter if its breast milk or formula, babies can be trained to sleep thru the night and get the sleep they need starting at 2-3 months. Whatever method you pick, be consistent, and understand that it will take a little longer because she's closer to a year old.

  • Anonymous
    Feb 11

    Thank you. Kerry...but she doesn't sleep her own....but I can try with sippy of water.. Thanks elle