Once I stopped breastfeeding my daughter changed completely from a little monkey at bed time to a totally awesome little girl to get to sleep. She just always wanted booby to get to sleep. We then had a few hiccups... long term visitors and illness and then she was hard to get to sleep again. Went to the health clinic and they gave me a great brochure on getting kids to sleep. I followed it to a tee and she is good to get to sleep and sleeps right through (she's 20 months old). Basically routine is a great thing. We bath her at 7pm, read her a book (t.v. is turned off) and then she gives everyone a good night kiss and goes to bed at 7.30pm. Awesome. We had to do the cry to sleep thing by putting her to bed, cry for 5 minutes, check on her for 1 minute and comfort her without picking her up and then leaving her again. cry for 7 minutes then 1 minute check again. Keep putting up the time between checks by 2 minutes. We had her sleeping through again by the 3rd night when she went to sleep after 2 minutes of crying. Since then.. perfect. Breastfeeding to me was the bane of my life and I'm glad I stopped it.