DD2 is 4 months old and exclusively breastfed. With my first daughter we let her cry it out at 6 months using the Ferber method. My 4 month old cries no matter what we do. Right now we bounce her to sleep or rock her. We've tried everything and she just cries and cries until she finally gives up and falls asleep then we lay her down in her crib. She is not on much of a schedule because I feed On Demand so its hard to schedule around that. Should I let her cry it out? Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do? My husband and I are at a loss.
She never falls asleep nursing and she refuses to take a pacifier. I've tried every single kind I've found.
She does have Acid Reflux and is on Zantac for it.
I wondered if a schedule could help just wasn't sure how to do it with her being exclusively breastfed. We are always always always holding her comforting her bouncing her when she is crying. I've tried the Moby wrap and a Seven Sling and a Swing. During the night I nurse her in bed with me but I don't Co Sleep as I feel it is unsafe. I sing to her, talk to her, pat her, try to feed her. She doesn't nurse to sleep. She eats and then is done. I have tried baths with lavender soap, getting in the bath with her, lots of skin time. I always get her as soon as she cries. I just wondered if crying it out would be better for her since she is crying as we are holding her anyway. I hate to let her cry it out this early or at all if I can help it. I try to listen to her needs and address them when she cries so she knows she doesn't need to cry unnecessarily. I just don't know what is best and could really use some input. TIA