TTMA sleep training Jan 12, 2017 3:45:41 GMT -5 via mobile
Post by bocaburger on Jan 12, 2017 3:45:41 GMT -5
Ok but the nighttime..... Ugh. Both kids get a bath at 6:30. Then O gets a bottle from dad while big sister gets in bed. At 7 I start putting baby to bed. I loosely wrap up her arms and nurse to sleep, she goes into crib. Then she wakes up every 45 min to 2 hours all. night. long. I nurse back to sleep (problem, I know). Generally by 2 or 3am I am so tired that I just sleep on the couch with her, she side nurses. This is killer lately because of biting and sore nipples and it's not working for me anymore. Up at 6:30ish because that's when her sister wakes up and I have to go get her.
So..... What should I do?? Right now I think I need to set certain nursing times at night, even just to give my boobs a break. Didn't some people do that here? Maybe go all out and stop wrapping her arms and just CIO at bedtime? I hate this option, but at night when I'm going through this I am starting to feel like it's the only option. Help.
I'm dealing with this too- I got into a bad habit of nursing back to sleep because it was easier, but this week got to the point where they wake up at least every hour so I know they're not actually hungry. So I made a commitment to try everything else first (shushing, rocking, paci) and only feed if they continue to get more worked up despite all that. In 2 nights we're down to 1 MOTN feed per baby (still more wakeups but better than it was).
It helps that H takes a lot of the night duty and they don't associate him with food, so he is usually able to get them back down and if they really won't settle for him he brings them to me to feed.