Pauline - posted on 01/20/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
My baby is 2 months old and when she wants to sleep and gets fussy she wants to be on the boob. I've tried just holding her (different positions including the airplane hold), I've also used white noise. One time I let her cry it out (as some people have suggested) for 15 minutes and it only made her fussy the rest of the day (not doing that again!) It can take over an hour trying to put her to sleep but if I let her comfort nurse she eases so much better into sleep and it does not take as long. I told her pediatrician this and she told me that I should not be doing that. She told me that it's going to be hard to get her weaned off the boob by the time she's 1 and that her dad should step in to help her sleep because she can smell me and my milk. Well, dad is not a stay-at-home dad (someone has to work!) and he does help tremendously when he's home, but I'm with my baby most of the time. What's your opinion on this? Advice?