Rachael - posted on 08/16/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )
Hi everyone, You dont know how relieved i am to find this page. I am 19 (20 in november) and am breastfeeding my 6month old son. I have felt like the odd one out by the things im doing with Ryder and alot of people are telling me i shouldnt be doing certain things because it will make him into a clingly spoilt baby?! He has not slept through the night at all yet and wakes usually between2-5times a night usually for a little bit of a feed and a cuddle he doesnt completely wake so goes back to sleep easily. I keep getting told i shouldnt be feeding him during the night now since he is 6months old?! his cot is next to my bed and spends half the night in there and the other half co/sleeping with me. Everyone seems to thinks i should stop breastfeeding him now he is old enough and should put him on formula, he should be in his own room, not in my bed or room. and i should let him cry himself back to sleep if he wakes during the night and do controlled crying during the day... I often feel like im doing something wrong? it wasnt untill i read a few posts on here i realised im not actually doing anything wrong! all the mums on here are a true inspiration. im sorry for those who want me to change but i always said to my self i would be the best mother i could possibly be. I will continue to breastfeed until we are ready hopefully if all goes to plan my first goal is 2year without problems, i see it the longer the better for him. i dont want to let him cry it out and get so stressed he passes out. Iv always wanted him to know im here for him he cant talk so if he cries i will tend to him and look after him. Can anyone offer any advice on my parenting style or tips and ideas? Thanks for listening!
Sorry guys just realise i rambled on a bit!