Jennifer - posted on 02/09/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )
I've seem to have gotten into the habit of nursing my 7 month old to sleep. I didn't mean to develop this as a habit but I feel it might not be a good one. She does not know how to self soothe to sleep and she sleeps with us in our bed. I would like to break the cycle of nursing to sleep before I transition her into her own bed but feel a little uneasy about the transition. I've tried letting her cry to a certain extent to sleep but she doesn't go for it. I used to rock her to sleep but even that doesn't work any more. Do you think she is too young to quit nursing to sleep? If letting her cry while letting her know I'm there is the only way to break this cycle....how long do I let her cry for? She won't take a pacifier but she will drink water out of a bottle. Will nursing her to sleep rot her teeth? My husband says she'll learn to fall asleep on her own eventually so I shouldn't worry about it. Do you think that's true? Has anyone ever had this issue?