Hi! I usually post over on EFF but thought this was a little more relevant here I hope you don't mind...
DD (6 1/2 months) currently nurses to sleep, and I don't put her down until she's dead asleep. I'd like to start being able to put her down drowsy but awake, like NCSS and Dr. Sears suggest, but every time I've done this, her head pops up, eyes open, and she's AWAKE. No amount of patting/stroking/shhhing will get her to sleep.
Is there a no-cry method I can use to teach her to fall asleep on her own? If not, and I continue nursing her down, will she ever be able to fall asleep on her own?