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I feel like the only one :( vent

Posted by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 2:21 AM
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I feel like the only person in "real" life that doesn't practice CIO :(  My cousin posted this FB status: 

Does anyone else have a marathon crier at night? "Cry it out" or "extinction" methods state that a baby may cry 20 or possibly 45 min before falling asleep. Our babe has no issue with crying for 1.5-2 hours before we go check on her. Is C the only one who actually cries this long at night?

Every person that has responded to it so far with advice on various other CIO methods...  I feel so bad for this baby!  She's an avid BabyWise follower as well, scheduling feedings 4 hours apart before 3 months while breastfeeding.  When she complained about having a fussy baby then, everyone just told her to give cereal in a bottle *sigh*  As much as I try to help educate her, in a kind matter, everyone else keeps reinforcing the Babywise type methods

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graycalico
by Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 2:25 AM
Ugh. How awful for that baby.
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doulala
by Gold Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 2:27 AM
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Holy cow, that is AWFUL.

:-(



JMmama
by Silver Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 2:28 AM
Poor baby. :-(
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littlelambe2
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 4:17 AM

That poor baby!!!!! There are lots of people who think I coddle my babies :/ and thy don't understand why I don't CIO. 

LondonsMomma84
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 5:55 AM
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That is sooo cruel!! I cannot imagine treating a baby that way regardless of how many books told me to do so. It goes against everything inside me!
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peaches_04
by Platinum Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 6:06 AM
How can someone listen to their baby cry for two hours!
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peaches_04
by Platinum Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 6:06 AM
How old is the baby?
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JoJoBean8
by Group Mod on Nov. 18, 2012 at 6:12 AM
That is horrible. Poor baby.
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lactatingloon
by Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 10:09 AM
I couldn't do it, I'd be crying too :(
jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 10:21 AM
Yuck. I made Isis CIO for 40 minutes one night when she was 4 months. It broke my heart; I cried ALL night that night and gave up bw right there. I don't understand how people can neglect their babies like that.

Anyway, yes I was the only one until I got on meetup/fb and joined local natural mom groups. Building a small community helped a LOT.
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