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Old Mar 2nd, 2013, 02:44 AM   1
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Do co-sleeping breastfeeding babies ever STTN?


Am I being too hopeful? We co-sleep and breastfeed, but at the moment sleeping through the night feels a LONG way off. Do co-sleeping breastfeeding babies ever STTN or do we need to change our sleeping arrangements to get there?

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Old Mar 2nd, 2013, 02:51 AM   2
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Yes both mine did when they hit that developmental milestone. Which is different for every baby. Its normal for breastfeeding frequently , its a prevention to against SIDS. Part of nature.



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2013, 02:52 AM   3
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Really interested to see what responses you get to this as I wonder the same. At 8 months old mine still wakes several times a night.



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Old Mar 2nd, 2013, 02:54 AM   4
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im starting to wonder the same... be good to see some answers



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2013, 02:57 AM   5
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http://www.kathydettwyler.org/detsleepthrough.html

Informative link.



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2013, 03:35 AM   6
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cosleeping was the only way she WOULD STTN. occasionally she dreamfeeds.. but i still consider that STTN.. because i pop a breast in her mouth BEFORE she wakes.



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2013, 03:42 AM   7
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My son was (is) bottlefed, and slept in his own room at six months. We never co-slept, but his crib was in our room til he moved to his own room.

He sttn around three months--12 hours....until he was about 6 months old, and then he didn't sleep through til he was one year, lol!

So he wasn't breastfed, or a co-sleeper, and he still didn't sleep though. N



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2013, 03:46 AM   8
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Thanks for posting Dragonfly, I enjoyed reading this. It makes so much sense, and I think it's a little sad how society has decided babies need to become convenient when they haven't changed biologically for thousands of years. I do not feel comfortable sleep training my son, I just tell myself it's such a short period in his life and I will get through it



 
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Thanks for posting Dragonfly, I enjoyed reading this. It makes so much sense, and I think it's a little sad how society has decided babies need to become convenient when they haven't changed biologically for thousands of years. I do not feel comfortable sleep training my son, I just tell myself it's such a short period in his life and I will get through it
It really is a short period, My oldest was a bad sleeper. We bed shared, breastfed and he was up all the time. Very high needs. Now sleeps in his own bed all night and no problems. Was worth it. Youngest was better sleeper can wake the odd time. I wanted to ensure they had needs met and thats how you start secure sleep. No tantrums later or protests. It was my intention from the start. Read up on normal sleep , its shocking how distorted things are now and far from what was the norm.



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2013, 05:58 AM   10
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I don't know how many times my LO is up a night as I stay sleepy with her being right next to me. But I know I get a lot more sleep than I would if I was lifting her in and out of a cot all night!



 
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