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So I get ocasional emails from whattoexpect.com and I got an email from them stating is crying it out right for you. Well I just figured I would read it even though I already knew the answer, and it lead me to an article on sleep problems! It is ridiculous just thought I would share! Am I the only one who finds this horrible advice! This is the number 3 reason on their list why a baby has bad sleep habits!!! Ok so God forbid your baby wants comfort and you give it to them!!!!!!! SERIOUSLY!! Why are people who practice attachment parenting considered the odd ones!! This is just crazy! If my baby needs me then I am right there, and that is the way it should be!!!!
3. Your baby's bad sleep habits are being rewarded. If your child cries at night to be fed and you feed him, or if he cries because he wants to be held, and you pick him up, then he learns a tricky lesson: Cry and I'll get what I want. But by six months, rest assured he needs neither a nighttime snack nor a cuddle; he's just getting away with that because he can. If your child has become a "trained night feeder" remember this: Healthy full-term babies are capable of fasting for up to 12 hours at night by six months of age (provided they get enough to eat during the day).