developed bad sleeping habits
Created by Updated on Feb 18, 2015
hi, my 11 month old son gets up every half an hour during nights and cries .and the only way to console him is breastfeeding him. so its like half an hour sleep,get up ,cry and have breast milk. again get up and repeat the process! smone help!
| Feb 18, 2015
Hi Aastha. It seems as if your son has become habitual about waking up or his tummy isn't getting full. Since he's 11 months already you must have introduced him other foods such as khichdi, fruits, etc as well... try setting his timetable. When he wakes up in the nite you may breastfeed him once or so. When he cries try singing to him or cuddling him up or patting him as well... initially it may seem difficult to adapt to it buy you will have to be strict and try to chart out his timetable. You could also make him do activities running around or any physical activities due to which he may tire and want to sleep. Hope this works.
| Feb 19, 2015
Hi Aastha, he could be waking up because 1) he is hungry. Try and give him something heavy to eat before bedtime so that he is well satiated. 2) maybe when he wakes up and suckles, he is not getting enough breastmilk to satisy his hunger. so it may be time for you to wean him off. hope this helps