We've been sleep training our 18 month old (late in the game I know) because he STILL doesn't sleep through the night and he was sleeping in our bed every night. He wakes up several times a night to nurse still and we're trying to break that habit.
I'm simply exhausted. I haven't had a full nights sleep in 18 months and it's taking it's toll on both my health and my mental stability. We've been putting him in his crib awake and letting him go to sleep. He fusses a LITTLE but not really crying.
My problem is he's waking up around 2 or 3 wanting to nurse. I've been going in there to sooth him but I'm giving in and nursing him. Then last night he ended up in my bed.
My mom says I'm not supposed to go get him when he wakes up crying and that I'm supposed to let him sooth himself until he falls back to sleep.
I'm just worried...What if he thinks I abandoned him? What if he doesn't understand why I'm not coming?
Is this normal mommy worry or am I valid in feeling like this?Answer Question
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