So every night LO is ready for bed by about 6pm (we get up before 5 everyday to get everything done-feeding, pumping, exercising, showering, playing, packing up, drop off at grandmas and then getting to work). Anyway, 6pm I bath LO, lotion, dress for bed and give him a bedtime bottle (6 ounces of formula, he gets about 20 ounces BM through the day and the rest formula). He either falls asleep just as he is finishing the bottle or when I put him on my shoulder to burp. I cuddle him for a little bit while he's already asleep in the glider and then put him down in his crib, already asleep. Half the time he wakes for a bottle around 2, half the time he sleeps through until about 4:30-5, when it's time to get up anyway. His first nap is in the stroller while we jog at about 5:45 til 6:45.
Anyway, all of these sleeping/CIO posts make me wonder if I'm supposed to be giving LO a bottle right at bedtime. Also a few friends seemed to think that me cuddling him in the glider is forming a bad habit that he'll always need to be rocked to sleep. My thought is that he's already asleep by the time we're cuddling (I snuggle him for like, 3 minutes)? Maybe it's a dumb question for which I could be flamed since I haven't read every sleep book on the shelves at a bookstore near you, but am I just lucky that he falls asleep on his own, or am I not supposed to be feeding him right at bedtime? .