So - Talia is 4 months old now. She has been boobed to sleep since birth - I didn't know not to, by the time I realised it was a bad idea it was too late. Since we hit the good old 4 month sleep regression she's waking every 45 minutes day and night, it took me a grand total of 4 days to hit the wall and realise that I need help.
Ngala don't seem to think its particularly important, we've got a month wait for a day stay that I'm not even sure we can afford.. but I need answers in the meantime.
I have tried the Pantley pull-out method from the No-Cry Sleep Solution, I have tried rocking, tried wrapping and not-wrapping, she has a comforter which she loves, tried music, white noise, no noise, sleeping in her cot, sleeping in the living room with me, sleeping in the dark, leaving the curtains open.. you name it I've tried it. I've even tried a little bit of CIO, despite swearing while I was pregnant I would NEVER do it (and still being incredibly uncomfortable with it, but also at the end of the rope). I have called all the helplines, I've read as many books as I can lay my hands on, I've googled incessantly.. nothing is working.
Despite the CHN telling me that its impossible for a 4 month old to be stubborn - I disagree. My daughter takes after me, we have mini clashes of will all the time even at this early age. She flatly refuses to go to sleep without the boob.. I drew the line a couple of days ago and she didn't sleep for 14 hours straight. I gave in before she did, unfortunately.
Has ANYONE here had this problem? How did you get your baby to stop nursing to sleep? Is there anything that you can think of that I could try?