Claudia - posted on 01/24/2015 ( 1 mom has responded )
Hi :) So I am a 20-year-old single mom and, being a single mom, I have to finish school, and eventually I am going to have to work. My baby is 4.5 mo old and she is extremely attached to me, as I am to her. Unfortunately, I cannot stay at home with her 24/7 and as I finish school, my cousin takes care of her for me, for about 4 hours a day. This is not too bad, but I know that when my cousin leaves, I will have to place Michelle (my LO) in daycare and I'm scared that she will suffer that transition. I have heard about letting her cry it out, but I have also heard so many negative things about it and it just feels wrong to let her cry so much :( I want to raise a confident and happy little girl. I talk to her and explain the situation; telling her that we both have to play a part in this and that I will always be there, I just have to leave for a few hours.. Does anyone have any advise???
BTW, I nurse her to sleep!! It's a pretty demanding habit...and I'm not sure if it is the most healthy habit either. Thank you!