My little boy is 12 weeks on Tuesday & he doesn't yet fall asleep on his own. I nurse and / or rock him to sleep. If I put him down awake he won't settle at all. He'll whinge & moan for a bit then start crying. I refuse to let him cry himself to sleep, I hate the thought of him feeling abandoned. I'm after some encouragement from anyone who may have been in the same situation. Did your LO learn to fall asleep on their own as time goes by or did you have to enforce sleep training? How old were they when they started to fall asleep alone?
He doesn't sleep for very long at nap time or during the night. 30 mins - 1hr naps & he is still feeding every 2-3 hrs at night (I'm BF). He just loves close contact & being snuggly & warm so often sleeps much better on me or in our bed. I can sometimes resettle him in his moses basket by letting him suck my finger but he refuses a dummy.
I feel like I'm a horrible mum for not teaching him to get to sleep by now and I'm sick of reading about babies who resettle & sleep perfectly from such a young age. I don't want to feel like I'm doing something wrong as I love nursing & cuddling him.
Can anyone reassure me??