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  1. BelgianQueen says:

    Shannon,

    First of, you are a trooper congrats. I did it only for about three months only b/c my son decided to reject my breast perhaps due to the introduction of formula to combine or I have no clue. In any case I pump and it works too.

    Based on what I read on “Healthy sleeping Habits Happy child” they have two options:

    1. Attempt a full feeding (I think it means make sure the baby doesn’t fall asleep while feeding and gets its full meal and that both breast are ‘mostly emptied’).
    2. Pump and have your husband or someone else feed the baby so you get much deserved rest. Not sure how much she is eating but either ask your Pediatrician how much to give her in the bottle.
    I would read up on it from a reliable site or definitely ask your pediatrician.

    Good Luck.

    No ST ~ What method do you recommend instead of the “maybe-Cry” or CIO for a strong temperament infant like mine based on your experience?
    It brakes my heart to hear him cry AT ALL, let alone for hours. My husband wants him to learn to self sooth and sleep once you put him on the crib, or when he wakes up in the middle of the night “sometimes”. Mostly thinking of me b/c he likes me to swing him or rock him to go back to sleep.
    How do as an experience nanny train/help them to sleep/nap on their own w/o these methods. Once you rock them to sleep they will always expect the same. Yes, it is my duty as a parent but I tired parent = useless parent/wife/worker etc..
    Thanks

  2. BelgianQueen says:

    Shannon,

    First of, you are a trooper congrats. I did it only for about three months only b/c my son decided to reject my breast perhaps due to the introduction of formula to combine or I have no clue. In any case I pump and it works too.

    Based on what I read on “Healthy sleeping Habits Happy child” they have two options:

    1. Attempt a full feeding (I think it means make sure the baby doesn’t fall asleep while feeding and gets its full meal and that both breast are ‘mostly emptied’).
    2. Pump and have your husband or someone else feed the baby so you get much deserved rest. Not sure how much she is eating but either ask your Pediatrician how much to give her in the bottle.
    I would read up on it from a reliable site or definitely ask your pediatrician.

    Good Luck.

    No ST ~ What method do you recommend instead of the “maybe-Cry” or CIO for a strong temperament infant like mine based on your experience?
    It brakes my heart to hear him cry AT ALL and my husband wants him to learn to self sooth and sleep once you put him on the crib, or when he wakes up in the middle of the night “sometimes”.
    How do as an experience nanny train him to sleep/nap on their own w/o these methods.

  3. No ST says:

    I am a professional nanny. Babies whose parents have paid the big bucks to sleep consultants and “tried” (unsucsessfully) sleep training have by far the most anxiety ridden, unhappy, freaked out babies. It breaks my heart to follow the directions of sleep training and it goes against my natural instincts which have been quite successful for 35 years of childcare. This “quick fix cure” seems to create neurotic babies/ parents. I think its a racket.

  4. Shannon Aguayo says:

    My baby has always insisted on being nursed to sleep, but she’s now 11 months old! I think we’re both overdue for some good sleep. She still wakes up several times a night to nurse. How do I go about breaking this sleep association? And get her to sleep in her crib. Putting her on a bedtime routine is helping but I have no idea how to put her to bed without nursing her.

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