Brianne - posted on 02/13/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )
I'm a first time mom who has fallen into the bad habit of nursing to pacify ALL DAY LONG. I usually nurse my baby to sleep, wait until he's in a deep sleep, then transfer him to his bed. This process can take over an hour, and he only stays asleep 20 minutes to one hour. I've heard people say "put your baby down for a nap at the first sign of sleepiness". Well, I know the signs, but is there some magic trick I don't know about? If I tried to put my baby down when he was anything other than in a deep sleep, he would be crying within minutes. I'm tired of spending hours upon hours nursing, and I feel bad for my overtired baby. HELP!