My son is 7 months old and co-sleeps.
He is also breastfed and although in the beginning (I'd say around 3-4 months) he began sleeping through the night, he now wakes up throughout the night, probably every 2 hours or so, and cannot/will not go back to sleep without being nursed.
I went through this exact problem with my daughter (who is now two and a half) and she breastfed/co-slept until she was 18months! I do not want to have him relying on me to fall asleep for as long as she did. Plus I recognize now that it is imperative that he gains the skill of being able to fall asleep without me.
What do I do?
Should I just let him cry himself back to sleep?
*As a side note: he also wants to breastfeed before his naps where he usually falls asleep nursing and then I put him down.
Any advice will help! Thank you!
Answer by Caroline2010 at 10:39 AM on Nov. 15, 2010
Answer by LeanneC at 10:59 AM on Nov. 15, 2010
Answer by Mme.Langley at 11:28 AM on Nov. 15, 2010