FTM, my babe is 4.5 weeks and she is hungry every three hours, I try to put her down when she's not completely asleep to make a good habit of her settling herself to sleep, but she wakes up 20 mins later hungry. I don't want to get her addicted to nursing to sleep, but with a little one who eats and sleeps so much how do I not nurse her to sleep? Seriously please help, I want to start on a good foot. FYI I read the book "cherish the first 6 weeks" which I guess is same theory as baby wise (eat play sleep) but our schedule now is more like eat, play, eat, sleep. I don't let her cry it out, is she stirs and whimpers I give it a bit but if she starts sucking on her hands I pick her up and feed her. Thanks in advance!!
Re: Nursing to sleep help!
My little guy is 15.5 weeks and I'm not ashamed to say I'd nurse him to sleep if we're out and about and he just can't get to sleep on his own. At home now I do not. But that's just a recent thing. If he is hungry, he won't sleep. Period. At that age, he liked to be topped off before his nap.
In addition to having a tiny tummy and being hungry often, your baby probably wants that close time with you to soothe him. I'm sure you're doing great!