my baby is nearly 7 months and was still waking in the night once or twice and not settling without a breastfeed. we decided to let him cry it out as he didn;t seem to really be hungry, just looking for the comfort of the boob.
we are up to day 3 now. he gets better each night, the first night he cried for about 30-40 mins (twice), and last night about 15-20 mins before falling asleep again. he's just crying, not screaming hysterically so i am persevering.
anyone else done the same? sometimes i wonder if i'm doing the right thing leaving him, but it seems to be working. i'm hoping after another 2 or 3 nights we will have 'won'.
would like to hear how long it took other bubs to sleep all night themselves using this technique. we put him down at about 7.15 and i haven't gone back in until 7am, and oh my god - you should see my boobs by then!
Amanda - Lachie 30/9/05, Will 20/10/07