ok, I know it's bad but my son is 6 months old and im still nursing him to sleep. I got so happy wen I finally found a way for him to go to sleep (because I have 2 other kids...a newborn and 1 and 2 year old are exhausting) that I never really stopped nursing him to.sleep. it just has been the easiest tthing for me to do. all of the books I read said it was ok for a newborn to fall asleep at the breast but to stop when they're abt 3 months old. my son has a night time routine so theres that. I've tried putting him down wen hes drowsy but still awake...I DO NOT understand the logic behind that one. it may work for some babies but not mine. as soon as hes almost asleep or drowsy, ill put him in his crib and his eyes pop wide open, fully awake, and he cries. he does this every time. and I refuse to let him cry himself to sleep - its out of the question. it completely goes against my instincts.
I've done just about everything. my mother in law watched him one night and let me try to cry himself to sleep. he cried and screamed so hard that he projectile vomitted. not cool.
the reasons I want to stop nursing him to sleep are: - his teeth are coming in and I know it's bad for him to be nursed to sleep because of the sugar on his teeth
- I want him to learn how to put himself to sleep. wen he wakes up in the middle of the night, he can't put himself back to sleep and relies on me. the past week has been a huge improvement, tho. hes put himself to sleep a few times but still needs me once or twice
- I want my fiance or someone else to be able to get him back to sleep. I hate being the only one who can do it.
any suggestions? :-)
on Aug. 23, 2012 at 12:58 PM