Our breastfed son slept 8-10 hours per night for months 1-3, but has been waking up anywhere from 2-6 times a night the last month. We believe it was a combination of daylight savings time, a cold, and a growth spurt and now he's in a habit of waking up.
Yesterday we went to the doctor for his 4-month check-up. She said based on his weight, and overall health, we could start letting him cry-it-out using Ferber. He' has gone from the 20th to the 64th percentile for weight - this kid is not starving!
My question is...for those who have used Ferber - would you rate it as a successful experience? How many nights did it take? Was there anything you wished you had known before you did the method? Do you dream-feed with Ferber? I haven't read the book yet. My husband and I decided to wait a few more weeks while we do some research. I don't like the idea of letting him cry, but I realize that getting more sleep at night is the best for all of us.