My son is 9 months old and I currently nurse him to sleep at night and for naps. He also still wakes up 3-4 times a night to eat. I don't mind nursing him to sleep, i actually enjoy it. My worry is that I'm encouraging a bad habit of relying on me for sleep. At daycare he puts himself to sleep so I know he can do it. I have a few questions. Should I be putting him down awake at night and for nap so he learns to put himself to sleep? While I don't mind nursing and rocking him to sleep, he's only getting bigger and I don't want to have to rock him to sleep when he's 2. Also, when he wakes up and cries I nurse him back to sleep. Usually I will move him to our bed between 12-4 and co-sleep until he wakes up. I don't mind this but I worry he's never going to give up the night feeds. Should I be trying other methods of getting him back to sleep instead of immediately nursing? For example should I be sending my husband in first then feeding as a last resort? I've heard that night feeding helps maintain supply and I don't mind it so I don't want to stop but it would be nice if he did it less. He's always been a bad sleeper and I am just worried that if I don't do something different I'll regret it in 1 year. People keep telling me he'll grow out of the night feeding and waking when he's ready but I guess I'm skeptical. The other aspect is that the older he gets the more people give me the old "He STILL wakes up at night?! You need to sleep train him!" And I'm so tired of it. Not getting sleep is hard enough, without adding in that people give you a hard time about what you are or aren't doing. I've always been fine with what I'm doing but I'm starting to doubt myself.