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Hello!<br><br>
This is my first post (very exciting!).<br>
Our 8mo old DD starts the night out in her crib and comes into be with us the first time she wakes, after we have gone to bed (usually around 1am). I bring her in and nurse her laying down and we both fall right back asleep. I'm not sure how long she stays on the boob, but she will usually stir every hour or 2 and I give her a pacifier and pat her back when that works or nurse her again when it doesn't. The problem is that about 1-2X a week, I think she nurses too much and pukes it all up. I think she is getting too full and then vomiting. By the time we change her and the sheets she is wide awake and stays awake for the next hour to 2 hours. I've tried really watching the clock and trying to take her off the boob after 15 mins and not letting her nurse again for 2 hrs. but now I'm getting very little sleep because I constantly checking the time, patting her back (~20mins) and if I do nurse her staying awake to make sure I take her off. I would have no problem nursing her all night but now I'm so scared she's going to puke I don't want to. The puking is not new, we've been dealing with it for a couple months. Other than that she is not a pukey, or spitty baby... Does this happen to anyone else? Any suggestions?<br><br>
Thanks!<br>
Leah
 

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I wish I had a great answer for you but all I can offer is maybe your husband/partner can give her a pacifier when you know she's full? Maybe if she's not so close to your boobs she'll chill out a bit and go to sleep.<br>
Good luck! I have a frequent night nurser myself.
 

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My DS who is 11.5 months old STILL nurses at night. Sometimes just for comfort/sucking & sometimes for a mid-night snack. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I have never had experience w/him spitting it back up though, and he eats a lot!<br><br>
I wish you the best though! I hope you figure it out!
 

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Sometimes when I feel like my all night eater is too full, I try to stay up for five minutes of nursing and use my pinky to break the latch and slide a passy right in and sometimes it works. I also try to feed from the same side so that I'm not as full.
 

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I try the same side feeding trick as well. The first half of the night is one side, the second half is from the other side. Sometime around the middle of the night DS is actually hungry so he gets the full side. Then, he can nurse again without getting too much when all he really wants is to suck and know I'm close.
 

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I had this same problem when I wasn't paying enough attention to burping him. He would get a little fidgety while nursing and if I kept on nursing he'd vomit a ton of milk. Soak me, him and all the sheets. Found that rolling him across my belly to burp or sitting him up was enough to get what we'd call 'the ol' man beer burp' out. Ds is now almost 6mo and I can't remember the last time we needed to help him burp at night. He's able to move around and burp on his own.
 

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Thanks for all the suggestions.<br><br>
DH is very supportive of co-sleeping but he is pretty useless when it comes to night time parenting. He doesn't mind her there as long as she's sleeping. If not I think her would prefer her to CIO <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">.<br><br>
But the suggestions of keeping her on one side worked well last night (no Mt Vesuvious!). I don't really think she wakes to eat, just comfort sucking, so I just kept her on the same side all night and then switched when she got up. Fingers crossed it continues to work!!<br><br>
Thanks again ladies! Have a great day!<br>
Leah
 
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