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    Offering Baby Sleep Advice
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    sleepbabysleep posted:
    I see a lot desperate posts on here about sleep, so I thought I would reach out and offer my help. I am baby Sleep Consultant/Coach and Registered Nurse. I own a blog called Sleep Baby Sleep. I too had a HORRIBLE sleeper and to make a long story short, I now help other sleepless parents. Please visit my site, VioletSleepBabySleep.com I have tons of great information and articles about babies and sleep. Or just ask your questions on here. I would be more than happy to help. I still remember that feeling of exhaustion of being up all night with my baby. Being a parent is stressful enough, there's no reason you should be sleep deprived too. So let me know how I can help.
     
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    mommyin2011 responded:
    hello.

    i have a 9 month old that still wakes up about 3-5 times a night. i do breastfed but i have a very low supply (i work 40 hrs a week and can't really pump that much at work to keep my supply up)...anyways, when he wakes up, i BF him. then he falls asleep, i put him back in his crib and then he will wake again maybe an hour later. he doesn't go to bed hungry at all. so, why does he still wake up? and he is a very light sleeper. most times, i will put him in his bed and he will wake again and i have to start all over...

    thanks for your help,

    'Sleepless in Cali'
     
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    ashleydoan replied to mommyin2011's response:
    Sleep routines are hard to start, but work so so well. At nine months, your baby definitely wants to sleep through the night but just might need a little help doing so.

    Just my opinion, but BF'ing in the middle of the night could be the reason he keeps waking up. His "schedule" is to wake up and get comforted by you. I would feed him his night time BF, put him down, and let him cry a little the first time. If his cries last longer than 5 minutes, pat/rub his back and shush him and if that doesn't work the first few times, then rock him back to sleep without BF. He might wake up again and again for about a week, but after that (if you stick with it) he should be resting better through the night.


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