I am going to end up nursing him until college!
by, 01-18-2006 at 10:55 AM (334 Views)
Ok I struggle sometimes with picking and choosing battles as a parent.
I have a child that willl only go to sleep being held and nursed by me. I absolutely love this time with him and cherish each moment however I know that this is not good for him as well. We have read three or four books now that state contradicting things .. one says cry him out you are doing him no favors while the other says if you do not respond to his cry then he will never trust you etc. ...
SO we have tried the crying it out ... and he will go on and on and on and end up vomitting. We have tried going in rubbing him and reassuring him without picking him up but that just escalates it. We have tried leaving him without going back in ... but then it goes on and on and on. Has never cried himself to sleep!
We have tried the nursing to sleep and he falls asleep but as soon as he is placed in his crib his eyes pop open or he only sleeps for ten minutes.
HELP!!!!! Any suggestions? Somedays it is easier for the both of us to just leave things the way they are but ... I cannot nurse him until he goes to college (iykwim).
He will not take a bottle for someone else to try, and he will not take expressed breastmilk in a sippy cup ... my stubborn little boy!!!
Man I love the determination in this kid!
edited to add ... Griffin is 7 months old! And is an awesome night sleeper .. just a crappy day sleeper!