i am trying to get my son to self sooth instead of depending on me for comfort everytime he wakes up during the night. how long do i let him cry? what if he cries for 2 hours straight? how long do i wait to go to him and how often during the crying do i go to him? i have no clue what to do. i was nursing & giving formula(diluted) during the night, but his doc told me he no longer needs any night feedings.Answer Question
Answer by sassy_brizzy at 10:34 PM on Aug. 4, 2010
Answer by MommaofH2 at 10:40 PM on Aug. 4, 2010
Answer by SabrinaL at 11:05 PM on Aug. 4, 2010
Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 11:16 PM on Aug. 4, 2010
Doctors are not trained in nutrition or breastfeeding. The advice your doctor gave you is not what the AAP, LLL, or WHO recommends. For all of human history mothers and babies have slept together and babies have breastfed at night. It's normal for babies to wake and nurse at night until they are 3 or older. Babies cry and panic if they aren't with their mother because they are afraid they won't survive.
Babies should not cry at all. We don't know the long term consequences of CIO. Some babies have died. Babies and toddlers that have their needs met can then develop independence at their own pace.
Answer by Gailll at 6:20 AM on Aug. 5, 2010
Answer by amileegirl at 8:56 AM on Aug. 5, 2010
Answer by amileegirl at 9:09 AM on Aug. 5, 2010