Sara - posted on 09/07/2009 ( 80 moms have responded )
Ok so I have a 7 month old. I breastfeed him to sleep at night. I have tried the "let him cry it out" method. He can cry for well over an hour, so I gave it up and just nurse him to sleep. Every night. My husband works nights so I have no one else to help get him to sleep. He is becoming very dependent on me only. My current problem is that he has been waking up at 4 am and as soon as I pick him up, he goes to sleep. When I put him down, he starts screaming. We did this for an hour and a half today before I gave up and just put him in bed with me. While I know there are benefits to co sleeping, my husband and I have decided thats not what we want to do. We want him to sleep on his own.
Any thoughts or ideas on what I can do to help him sleep on his own? Should I start letting him put himself to sleep at night and stick to the cry it out method my Dr suggests?