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Old 06-20-12, 04:25 PM
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I need help. I will appologize now for how lengthy this is but I am at my wits end.!! My 9 1/2 month old son is a very persistant little guy. My son will only sleep for 20 minutes at a time, day or night. During the day he naps for 20 minutes and then wants to play and 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours later he wants to sleep again. At night I put him in his crib and he cries and cries and refuses to go to sleep. I breastfeed and apparently he has come to use me as a crutch to sleep. 2 weeks ago I completely weaned him off of nursing at night and now all he does at night time is scream!! I tried putting him in his crib and letting him "cry it out" but it does not work! The first night I checked on him after 5 minutes, then after 10 minutes, then every 15 minutes from there on and he screamed and screamed. I checked his diaper, I tried to burp him, I made sure he was ok otherwise. I read on several different websites to do this, without picking him up, and that he will fall asleep after an hour at the latest. My son goes way beyond an hour! We are going on a little over two weeks and I am exhausted! What should I do?
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I would also like to add that he took a pacifier up until about a month and a half ago. He developed thrush and since refuses to take a pacifier. Also he has never been put in his crib until two weeks ago when I decided I had enough and need my sleep too so that is why I weaned him from nursing at night and am trying to get him onto his own sleep schedule.
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Old 06-22-12, 03:21 PM
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Will he sleep if he is in bed with you? My solution was go crazy from sleep deprivation or sleep with my babies. I ended up in a bed with babies in their room so DH would be comfortable and the bonus for me is I couldn't hear his snoring.
 
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he will only sleep in my bed if I nurse all night. and I mean ALL night. If he becomes detached he wakes up screaming. That is why I decided to completely wean him from nursing during the night because otherwise I can't sleep. So now if he is in my bed with me he constantly screams and trys to tear my shirt off. So at this point I am still going crazy from sleep deprivation because it's either put him in his bed and listen to him scream or put him in my bed and listen to him scream while trying to get my shirt off. I just don't know what to do. I let him scream in his crib and after an hour, with checking on him every 15 minutes, I would go in and hold him and rock him a little bit to get him to calm down because he was really, really worked up and then we would start all over again and seriously four hours later he was still going strong! I don't know what to do!!
 
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I'm sorry for you & I hope you can find the solution.
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Thank you 2babygirls!
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