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September 17th, 2008, 09:28 AM
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Hi, just wondring if anyone can give me some advice. My son is 5months next week. he has started waking up every hour to feed...hes EBF. He used to only wake up once since he has been born.....

I have tried the 'crying it out' method....but he wouldnt stop crying even after an hour so i gave him a feed....(not the best thing to do when u r trying that method i knw....)

He is teething at the moment, but i think he just wakes up to feed for comfort.... Help
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September 17th, 2008, 10:24 AM
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Have you tried rubbing his back when he wakes up, not picking him up?

Have you tried any teething tablets or some tylenol before bed (when its really bad)?

Thats about all I have, other than letting him whimper when he wakes up, see if hes just fussing or actually crying, leaving him to see what he does. Thats what I do, about 99% of the time she goes back to sleep on her own. But CIO didnt work for you so Im out of ideas. Hmm.

My baby woke up at 3am screaming, wouldnt go back to sleep after 15 mins, so I got her and she was ready to play She hasnt done that since she was 6 weeks old.
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September 17th, 2008, 04:00 PM
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Hi, just wondring if anyone can give me some advice. My son is 5months next week. he has started waking up every hour to feed...hes EBF. He used to only wake up once since he has been born.....

I have tried the 'crying it out' method....but he wouldnt stop crying even after an hour so i gave him a feed....(not the best thing to do when u r trying that method i knw....)

He is teething at the moment, but i think he just wakes up to feed for comfort.... Help[/b]
We EBF at that age too!

The actual CIO method as far as I have read is done a bit differently than what you're describing. (Not that I encourage CIO, especially at 5 months because of teething and/or a growth spurt.) He is likely just needing extra cuddle time because of discomfort. If you don't want to co-sleep, you could try rocking your baby, some massage, and/or I always encourage chiropractic adjustments. I know growth spurts and teething are tough but it will end. Good luck and keep us posted.
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September 18th, 2008, 01:33 AM
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i initially put him in his cot, but then when i take him to feed again and again, i end up with having him in my bed....ive tried rocking and cuddling etc...fingers crossed...lets hope he realises that he is depriving his mother of sleeeeeppppppp!
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