Help! Since my LO was born, I got into the habit of soothing her cries with breastfeeding. In the beginning I didn't think it was a problem, but now she is 3 months old and she can't be soothed without the breast. This is making night time wakings a bit difficult because my husband cannot sooth her or get her to sleep. When I nurse her to sleep, she often wakes a few times after that and I can sometimes pat her chest and shhh her back to sleep, but most of the time I have to nurse her back to sleep. She sleeps in her crib for the beginning of the night and then when I cannot get her back down after her middle-of-the-night feeding I bring her into bed. Co-sleeping isn't the best because she constantly wakes up to "pacify" herself on my breast so I am up all night.
I would love for my husband to be able to help out at night.
We also both have difficulty soothing her cries during the day. I feel like such a bad mother that I can't sooth my baby by holding or snuggling her. She only wants the breast. I hope someone hs had similar experiences or advice.