• R
  • Dublin, United States
  • 7 months ago

Nighttime Breastfeeding

My son is 4 months old and he only sleeps through the night if he is attached to my breast or has easy access to it, I don’t really mind it right now but eventually I would like to have my bed back and be able to have some cuddle time with my husband lol. I’m just wondering if anyone else had this deal with their babies and if/when it changed lol. I don’t know if he just isn’t getting full enough or what but it’s like he is constantly attached and will suck for a bit and fall asleep and if he comes unattached he instantly wakes up and gets upset trying to find it again
  • A
  • Winnipeg, Canada
  • 4 days ago

It does get better. Every child is different though so never compare yours to someone else’s..

  • K
  • Hanover, United States
  • 12 days ago

Have you tried a pacifier. I've tried one with my little one and it doesn't work but maybe you'll have better luck.

  • A
  • Halifax, Canada
  • 15 days ago

We ended up sleep training at this age because of this exact issue and I was pretty uncomfortable with co-sleeping based on the paediatrics recommendations about it and sids. My doc basically said it’s like a big chocolate cake hanging over baby and expecting them not to eat it. She recommended moving baby to their own room to see if they wake less, and sending dad in when a feeding wasn’t required (so like every 3-4h I’d go I’in, otherwise it was dad). She didn’t really and was unable to self soothe- we were up hourly and spent 20+ mins trying to get her back to sleep each time. It was really hard on everyone, but so was sleep training. There’s no right answer here- you have to do what’s best for your family. There are lots of options and none of them are easy. Good luck!

  • R
  • Dublin, United States
  • 15 days ago

We ended up sleep training at 6 months, I hated the process but it’s a lot better now, he sleeps in his crib and wakes every 4 hours to eat and goes right back to sleep in his crib. Unless he’s going through a growth spurt like he is right now lol

  • A
  • Southsea, United Kingdom
  • 2 months ago

My daughter was like that till I wean her off at the age of 2

  • A
  • Euless, United States
  • 6 months ago

My son is 13 months, sleeps with me and still wakes up once or twice at night. While he’s used to going to bed nursing, i made sure that he was capable of not depending on it to sleep. (I don’t mind nursing to put him to bed.) When his father is over around bedtime I’ll nurse him but before he’s fully asleep i give him to his dad and he’ll put him to sleep (sometimes there’s tears but only for a minute). Then once we had that down I’d give him to his dad without nursing. He can go to sleep without nursing now but still prefers to do it. And it’s not a problem for me so it’s not a problem lol But at 4 months your baby is probably going through a growth spurt and just needs momma. Or he just wants you. 4 months is still pretty young so he’s just wanting mom, nothing wrong with that, enjoy it ☺️

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