Marissa - posted on 04/16/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )
My son is 9 months old and I have always breastfed him to sleep (I know, big mistake). I am having to wean him slowly because my doctor said he's not getting enough from me. So right now I'm only bfing him before naps and bedtime. I want to be able to put him in his crib awake and teach him to put himself to sleep in hopes that this might prevent night time awakenings (or at least give him the tools to soothe himself back to sleep if he does wake up). Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do this other than "cry it out". I will do it as a last resort but I want to try anything else first.