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Title: Teething 5.5 mo old only wants to comfort nurse
Post by: JennVanessa1083 on July 11, 2019, 16:02:15 pm
Hello!

Today my teething 5.5 month old only wants to comfort nurse for sleep. We dont do this at all except in a rare occasion when she wasnt feeling well. I keep trying g to let her then pull out before sleep to avoid associating bf with sleep but then shes hysterical. Today shes very irritable. I have a cold myself so Im also wondering if shes getting sick.

Looking for any tips on what others would do in this situation?
Title: Re: Teething 5.5 mo old only wants to comfort nurse
Post by: Katet on July 11, 2019, 21:25:54 pm
Honestly, as I learnt not to stress the small stuff, I'd throw the 'it might become a bad habit'  out the window and provide your DD with the comfort she is seeking. As you have a cold, chances are she could have a sore throat and she's telling you what works. Babies and children never do things that aren't motivated by a real need (even if we can't see it) so I'd follow her lead.
From the Mum of teens (and step Grandma) honestly this time is but a blip in their lives and babies who are poor sleepers can become amazing 16yos... You won't raise a 'problem' child by following their lead infact you'll probably raise a good one.
Title: Re: Teething 5.5 mo old only wants to comfort nurse
Post by: JennVanessa1083 on July 12, 2019, 11:08:19 am
Thank you for the reassurance!

She seems like shes bothered cold, teething, both maybe.