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He wakes at night and doesn`t go back to sleep unless I breastfeed him

hi, my son is 13 months, he wakes at night and doesnt go back to sleep unless i breastfeed him, i want to stop that but dont know how!!!

Answer: Hi,
To change what is happening you would need to stop offering this overnight breast feed, he is waking out of habit for it now. You also need to be sure he settles awake initially at night so he is not falling asleep with at the breast or he will wake and look for this comfort to return to sleep. Try our It`s Time To Sleep settling techniques for 6 to 12 months.

Cheers, Maree

Answered: 08 Apr 2009