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#1 of 2 Old 07-07-2013, 06:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Alright I'll try to explain my situation but to be short as well.

 

DS is 9 months and was breastfed exclusively only the first 7 weeks of his life, then was introduced slowly to formula, and a week ago I totally stopped breastfeeding and he doesn't even seem to mind (I thought it would be hard but it actually happened very naturally). We started solids at 4 and a half months and now he eats A LOT at every meal or so (he'll eat a whole banana in 2 minutes, then some meat, cheese, crackers, veggies, etc). I give him formula before solids but he usually only drink 2-3 ounces at a time. I started giving him some formula in a sippy cup while he eats but for now he doesn't drink more than an ounce during his meal.

 

SO we co-slept since the beginning, not really by choice but by necessity then by pleasure/habit. I would nurse him to sleep then nurse him when he'd wake up. He NEVER slept through the night and still wakes up every 2h or so. Since I nursed him back to sleep when I was breastfeeding we started giving him bottles to put him back to sleep at night. I guess it was a mistake because every night since the past week he would drink between 10 and 16 ounces throughout the night, which is enormous I think!! I want to "sleep train" him but it's very hard with DH not willing to do so and not supporting me...

 

Also I work part-time and 3 of those shifts finish at 10 p.m so with DH having a different "vision" than me (he wants to give him bottles throughout the night, I want to actually cut the bottles and try different methods to put him to sleep, like rocking him) makes it very difficult to make a definitive change.

 

I don't know what to do, I am pretty sure he is not hungry but simply searching for comfort, this morning I woke up and he was sucking on his empty bottle!! BUT he doesn't want the pacifier, go figure...

 

I am a little lost regarding what to do, beside having a very hard time in my partnership with DH....


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I think you guys will definitely have to be on the same page before you can do either thing successfully. Whatever you guys decide, both do it 110%. I'm sorry I don't have any advice either way other than to have a big ol' chat with DH, parenting is a tough business...

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