I don’t know heat to do.
I’ve been putting Bentley to bed by feeding him until he falls asleep since he’s been born.
Everyone keeps saying I need to start sleep training and he’ll cry himself to sleep.
So I tried it tonight and he cried for twenty whole minutes. I felt awful and even though…
We don’t do any sorta sleep training. We cosleep and I nurse my little on to sleep most nights. He won’t fall asleep for me any other way. (But his dad can rock him to bed) My thinking is that if it’s upsetting you to let your little one cry it out, don’t do it. Your momma instinct is key. You do what feels right to you, if people don’t like that, tough. If I know someone won’t like me co sleeping or not letting my little one CIO because it’s spoiling him, I just don’t bring it up. If they bring it up and I don’t feel like hearing an unnecessary lecture, I just tell them what they want to hear. That might seem wrong but he’s my child and I don’t need to added stress of other people’s opinions. There are just as many studies on the harm of crying it out as there are on the benefits. One is not better than the other. What’s best is what makes you and your babe happy.
I’ve had to learn not do something just cause other people think it’s the right way. It’s not worth feeling bad and guilty. This is your babe and you only get one shot raising and loving them. Plus, babies will develop proper sleep habits eventually. It’s inevitable.
I hope everything works out well though, no matter which route you take! Good luck momma!
For my daughter, breastfeeding is a source of nourishment, comfort, & love. For me, it’s been a lesson in patience, courage, & self confidence.
It has taught me to seek patience with myself. Without being patient with myself & my body, I can’t produce the nourishment that my daughter depends on….