We have 3 main concerns: She is very clingy with me. She is still swaddled (someone suggested it when she was 6 weeks old and we have never been able to get her out of it). She is still fed to sleep, and fed back to sleep when she wakes during the night (up to 3 times). Ultimately I would like to get to the stage where I can give up breastfeeding (in the next month or so), and E can stay overnight with other family members occasionally. I also need to sort out her daytime naps, which although they are fairly regular, she still needs to be rocked/sung to sleep.
“If I seem ecstatic when I write this then it is because for the first time in 13 months my daughter Emma has not only managed to sleep from 7.30pm – 5.30 am without waking, but she has managed to do it for a week now. 5:30 is still early, but it’s better than the 3 or 4 hours of broken sleep I was getting up until now! Mel was fantastic! I can’t praise her enough! She gave us the confidence to help Emma sleep at night, without resorting to letting her cry, on her own for hours on end (something we were contemplating before I found out about the service). We also had the advice and support we needed even when Emma was not well half way through the consultation. The way it was done also means that we have the skills to cope in the future if sleepless nights become a problem again. I cannot believe it was as easy as it was when we finally did it! During the consultations, she also boosted my confidence as a parent, which can only lead to a happier household!
Thanks again to everyone”