Christina - posted on 05/13/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hi everyone, I am new to circle of moms and wanted to ask some questions regarding my daughter. Her name is Caitlyn and she is 11 weeks old. I am breast feeding her and quickly realized one night that if she sleeps in the bed with me and my husband, she will sleep through the night. Prior to that she was sleeping in a bassinette and would wake up in the middle for a feeding. Well, it has come to the point now where there is no room in our bed. My back is aching from not sleeping properly as I am always making sure she is not in harm’s way. I have tried to put her into the bassinette again with a pacifier but she refuses it. She likes to use me as a pacifier. Basically I will put her in bed with me until she falls asleep and then I will put her into the bassinette. She usually wakes up from that and I will let her cry anywhere from 2 - 5 minutes. After each period i will go to her and check on her and put a pacifier back in her mouth. As soon as she sees me she stops crying. This will usually last 30 minutes until she falls asleep again. Oh and when she wakes up in the middle of the night, I usually am too tired to continue and end up by having her fall asleep in the bed with me after her feeding.
My question is, is she too young to be doing the cry it out method? Has anyone who breast feeds their kids had similar issues? How does anyone else suggest going about putting her back into her bassinette?