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May 5th, 2009, 05:09 AM
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Some info: Gavin will be one on Saturday (May 9th). We co-slept up until 4 weeks ago. I still nurse him but he does eat solids.

Gavin still wakes up every 2-3 hours and needs to be nursed back to sleep. I am so exhausted. And if one more person tells me to let him cry himself to sleep, I will rip off their head!!! I know you guys won't suggest that to me that is why I am here Is this normal waking up every 2-3 hours?

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May 5th, 2009, 10:04 AM
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Hmm... Well, it's normal for him. I know that doesn't help much! Have you played around with his feeding sched to see if you can try loading up his evening meals a bit more so maybe he will sleep a bit longer for you?

I didn't get to a year with Julie, so I don't have any anecdotal advice. I can say that I think it's pretty amazing that after a year you are still doing as many nighttime feedings! So many moms give in to sleep training by 6 months, it's refreshing to hear you have stayed strong even though your little guy isn't 'the best sleeper'!!

I hope he can settle in to the new situation and start giving you a little more sleep!!!
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May 5th, 2009, 10:12 AM
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Does he take a pacifier? Sometimes when my DD wakes up during the night, she just want to suck for comfort, not because she's hungry so I give her the paci and we both go right back to sleep.
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May 5th, 2009, 05:24 PM
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Totally normal. I Bfed DD for only 14 months but the 3 night time wake/ nursings were the last ones she gave up. It kind of ebbs and flows as I recall but tends to really peak during big changes and teething.

Are you bed sharing?
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May 5th, 2009, 08:05 PM
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ava is not BF, however she has been back in our bed for awhile now. She slept through the night from about 2 months until she was just over a year old. Then she started waking up asking for a bottle. She would fall asleep hugging it or she would really be hungry, she would eat it all then fall asleep still sucking on it empty. Now she has moved back into our bed and isn't waking up as much. But for her I think its a comfort thing. She'll be 2 in June.

I have noticed during growth spurts or teething or not feeling well she needs a lot more comfort.


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May 6th, 2009, 06:32 AM
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Based only on 2 out of 3 of my own, plus my younger brohter and sister who both woke frequently at night to feed I would guess that it is normal, at least that describes 4 out of 5 babies I have ahd close enough contact with to know. Dont know if that makes it any easier or not, i can remeber being so desperate for a good 4 hour stretch of sleep, but it does pass like everything else, and the time comes when you actually miss it.
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May 6th, 2009, 08:28 AM
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Ben's only 8 months old, but I'm still nursing him around 3-4 times a night. When he is in his bedside cot, he wakes up every 2-3 hours. I am pretty sure he wakes up about the same amount when we sleep-share too, but I notice it less and sometimes don't remember.

I'd say it's pretty normal. Ben is not showing any signs of wanting to drop or even reduce his night feeds (he wakes up to feed about as much now as he did when he was a newborn), so I am not expecting much to be different when he turns one in about four months time.
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May 6th, 2009, 11:11 AM
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i was still nursing maica up to six times a night until a month ago (shes nearly 18 months now) its hard work but yes its normal!
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