My little girl, now 6.5 months old, was born with really bad reflux and cmpa. It took 3 months for that to be diagnosed and under management. During that time, her life, my own and my husband’s were really really difficult (…putting it mildly). Her sleep was broken due to discomfort, naps were no longer than 20 minutes, we’d long days of her screaming in pain and puking, she latched very poorly due to pain and I ended up with a very painful breast abscess. When we turned a corner after 3 months, we’d absolutely no routine and I felt we’d a bookful of ‘bad habits’ by just trying to survive!!! I bought a couple of books/apps with baby routines and plans, and within 10 minutes of reading, I felt like an absolute failure. I tried and failed to implement these inflexible routines. Then a friend recommended your book and it all changed.
I felt a cloud lift with your empathic approach and routines that allowed for various dynamics of day naps. I cannot thank you enough for how much your guidance helped me gain confidence as a first time mother. I’ve implemented the recommendations as best I can and I now have a very contented baby and husband . We are on day 14 of sleep training and it has been reasonably absent of upset. I never thought 3 months ago that this would ever be achievable for us.
Thank you for your expertise and help.