Rachael - posted on 12/30/2009 ( 45 moms have responded )
This might sound silly but I wanted to get some support/advice from other moms. I have always held my son until he feel asleep. Sometimes he falls asleep while breastfeeding and other times I just hold him with a bouncing motion and pat his back until he falls asleep. I'm a stay at home mom and he's my first. I love that I get this cuddle time with him. After seeing articles online and in magazines that babies should fall asleep on their own in their cribs (Ferber method, etc), I wonder if I should be putting him to sleep the way I do. I should mention that most times I can lay him in his crib after he's asleep and he stays asleep. (He sleeps 10-12 hours straight at night.) Does anyone else do this?