I have just had a major break through - my little 9mth old boy woke up only once last night - YAY!
I owe it to a book called the 'the no-cry sleep solution' by Elizabeth Pantley. Jasper was waking up between 5 to 8 times in the night, not because he was hungry, but to be breastfed back to sleep. I tried controlled crying once, but I knew that I couldn't let my baby cry.
This book guided me to help my little boy learn to fall asleep on his own and there were no tears. So now I get the best of both worlds, I still have my baby co-sleep with me, I get better night sleeps as well and I don't feel like a 24hr milk bar.
Totally recommend it.
baby boy, 12/03