Hello! I am a first time mom and have found thankful comfort here so I appreciate all your advice and comments. My son is now 5 mos old and we are surviving! He has been a tremendously difficult baby so I am generally exhausted all the time. Anyway . . . whenever, not just night, he nurses to sleep. This wouldn't particularly bother me except that in a couple of months I need to return to work (Yes, have to. Didn't plan very well financially and if I go back for 5 mos. to save money then I can stay home for a few years). He has never just drifted off to sleep as I read about some babies doing. I had to do some professional development for two days a couple of weeks ago and he refused to sleep and eat (I did pump - can't get much - that's another whole issue) and was screaming whenever I called . My husband brought him up to me at lunch each day (he is a wonderful husband and daddy) and he would have swollen little eyes and a rash from getting so worked up and hot. He would then eat and fall asleep only to be awakened when put in the car seat thus setting off another fun evening for the hubby until I got home. I believe he would eventually go to sleep after crying continuously for about an hour while I was gone. This has happened even the few evenings I have tried to be away. (He loves to nurse and pacify so I don't get away much if at all) Sooo, my concern is daycare. I know he needs the sleep. Do I just let them deal with it? Will he eventually learn another way? Some have recommended the care seat, which won't work at daycare, but until about a week ago he has HATED his car seat. In fact, I think he has hated everything except boobies until recently. He is a HIGH needs baby with a mommy willing to do anything for him to find comfort and I am so worried about the sleeping.
Thanks so much for the advice/info.