Hi! Please I need some advice. I am an advocate of attachment parenting and I love my baby to bits and want to be with him all the time but I discovered that he sleeps much better without me. He was a colic baby, very fussy, never sleeping more than 2 hours at night and 20 minutes during the day. I carried him on me for 5 1/2 months all day long and breastfed him almost every hour at night and co-slept. Then I had a nervous breakdown from exhaustion and did CIO with him. I am not proud of it but I really couldnt do it any longer, I got really depressed and anxious from sleep depriviation. Surprisingly, he hardly cried and from then slept through the night for 12 hours and his daytime fussiness was much better after that. It seemed that the only thing that kept him awake was ME. Well that lasted for one month, then we had guests and he gradually went back to waking all night long. I went back to breastfeeding him and when I couldn’t take the nightly walking through the house anymore co-slept with him again. It worked initially, and I sleep so much better close to him and we both felt much more bonded straight away. He is almost 9 months old now. He started waking 30 minutes after going to bed for a breastfeed, and I breastfed him but now he rolls over when he is done eating and wants to play with me, in the middle of the night!!! I see no other way than putting him back into his cot and leave the room but it is against my reasoning and my instinct and I miss him like crazy at night. What shall I do? He seems to be sleeping better without me!
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