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Old 06-18-08, 09:50 PM
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Question Wearing me out

Preston is a great nurser and has always nursed well from the start. He eats about every 3 hours during the day on both sides for a good 30-40 minutes. He's pretty slow, and really likes nursing so sometimes I end up just taking him off because I feel like he's taking an eternity.

I've been nursing him to sleep for naps and at night. At first it was fine with me and we were all happy - it was working great. Lately since we moved I've just been exhausted and really worn out so I want some help with getting him to go to sleep. Basically he wakes up, nurses for say 30 minutes, then an hour later needs to go to sleep so he nurses again (normally it only takes about 5-10 minutes to get him to sleep). When he wakes up he eats again (if it's been about 3 hours from his last feeding). So I feel like he is ALWAYS nursing.

So I'm trying to figure out how to get him to learn to sleep without nursing. He refuses to take a pacifier. I've been trying and I have seriously a huge bag full of different brands/types of pacifiers. He tolerates the nuk brand with the brown nipple, but he doesn't suck on it - just plays with it with his tongue. I hate to hear him scream and cry so how the heck do I get him to sleep without nursing?
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Old 06-19-08, 08:24 PM
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Dd was the same way in the beginning. We were given a prince lionheart slumber bear at my baby shower and it has helped a ton. It plays a maternal/womb heartbeat and it is motion and sound activated. That sound has helped to sooth dd back to sleep when she wakes up. I also make sure it plays every time I put her to bed so she associates it with sleep time. I know you are not "supposed to" get kids hooked on external sleep aids, but it works for us! If she starts crying at night, all I have to do is wait for the heartbeat to come on and I know she will be back alseep soon!

Good Luck!
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Old 06-21-08, 11:10 AM
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I have not figured that one out yet!! lol ...My ds is 10 months and the only time he falls asleep with out nursing is in the car or every great once in a while he will if he is realy tired and I hold and rock him or in the stroller or if dh rubs his gums with his finger.

He would not take a binky either but when he was real young he would suck on my finger and it would calm him so somtimes in the night I would let him suck on my finger and it would work most of the time until he got older.
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