Just wanted to say first of all how great this forum is, I'm new here.
I have a question about co sleeping with my four month old son. He is exclusively breastfed and at the start of the night I will put him in the cradle. But when he wakes up a few hours later I will usually end up bringing him back to bed with us for the rest of the night. He still eats about 2 to 3 times a night, and I know that is a lot for a 4 month old. I think it is because he is with me, he mainly uses it for comfort I think. I know that that is one of the great things about breastfeeding is that you don't have to get up in the cold of night and make a bottle - But is he too dependent, am I doing something I'll regret? I love sleeping with my baby and I don't mind him eating like that, I am a stay at home mom and I get plenty of sleep. I just want to do the right thing and I know how many differing opinions there are on the CIO method. I really don't think I could do that. I know I am rambling but I guess I'm wondering what the long terms effects of this behavior will be? Will I have a five year old in the bed with us? I want to consider my DH too, we have time for ourselves now when our ds goes to bed around 7 or 8. I need to make sure I am doing the best for our family. Any insight or experience would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!!