My 2nd son is almost 7 months old and WILL NOT fall asleep, or stay asleep, unless he's attached to me. I am exhausted and cranky and DONE. I loved our sweet nights of co-sleeping despite the exhaustion, but it is wearing very thin and I am so frustrated. My husband tries to get him down with a bottle (screams during or after) or walking in stroller (he'll sleep briefly here). He's a catnapper, will snooze if we're driving or walking during the day, but otherwise he needs me to lay down with him, and nurse him down. He does have a nanny or my MIL two days a week, and he falls asleep in their arms, or in stroller/carseat as well, but again- just briefly.
We've tried to put him in his crib and the pack n' play bassinet at bedside, but he only tolerates it for about 5-20 mins before he becomes frantic and cries. With my 1st son, he was 1/2 breast/ formula, and never co-slept, and he was weaning at this point due to decreased milk supply, and he was in his crib by 5 months, and sleeping well. I can't help but feel as though I am creating a negative sleep association and impairing this kid! My pediatrician is not for co-sleeping, has recommended the Sleep Lady, and my lactation consultant the No Cry Sleep Solution ( which we haven't had luck with ), but I feel like I've brought this on myself and it's going to be very hard to change it up.
Please help! Any recommendations or advice is HUGELY appreciated.