Re: Questions about night nursing
So, I think there's a lot of different opinions about night weaning, STTN, etc, but I think your pediatrician is flat our wrong on a neuro/developmental level. With our first, my husband and I did a lot of research into the scientific literature about infant/newborn sleep patterns, development, etc. And it's pretty clear that before at least 4 months babies have NO control over their sleep cycles and NO amount of behavior modification can help. Children cannot self sooth at 11 weeks.
I'm different than a lot of moms on this board, because we did night weaning early, and did limited CIO. But there is NO point in even considering this before 4 months, and probably not before 6.
It seems like a lot of people on this board get a lot of parenting advice from their pediatricians, which may or may not agree with their parenting styles, but this advice, even on a medical level, is wrong. How you night parent is up to you, but attempting to let a child self soothe at 11 weeks will be unsuccessful from a brain development perspective.
DS Ethan 12/16/2008
Breast fed/pumped 11 months as a surgical resident, 80 hours a week at work
DS Abram Daniel 12/20/2012
Feel like we've gotten a strong start