I practice most of the principles of AP. She slept in our room until she was 6 months and often sleeps with us but I honestly believe she prefers her crib so she is there most of the time.
I don't know if I am doing this right...if I can't give her milk, or soy milk, when do I stop the formula? Is it ok to give her a bottle to bed and one or two at night when she wakes? I've tried giving reflux meds (thinking that might be why she wakes), teething meds (thinking that might be why), simply rocking her back to sleep, etc. and NOT giving her a bottle ONLY to have her wake up again in about 45 mins. She'll sleep anywhere from 4-5 hours straight but seems to be hungry so after trying all the above things, I resort to feeding her and she will then sleep another 4-5 hours so I am guessing she's actually hungry. Only a few times has she actually slept 7 hrs straight. I'm about to have another baby and am worried about my ability to cope with even more sleep deprivation. She is a happy baby, very smart, and eats whatever I give her during the day (of course these foods are carefully chosen due to the reflux issue). I have tried giving her pasta and bread at bedtime hoping to fill her up etc.
I'm not crazy for giving her bottles right? I don't let my baby "cry to sleep" and from what I can tell, she's just hungry at night. Of course people are saying to break her...let her cry...it'll only take a couple of weeks, etc.
Please give me the suggestions of a loving parent....Thanks in advance!
Leann....mama to beautiful Aubree