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MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
3rd Jan '13

well.... i did do CIO for my daughter, but not when she was 3 weeks. we did it around 4 or 5 months. i'm not saying it's everyone's cup of tea, and honestly, i worked nights, so i wasn't usually there when it was happening (her dad was). and i explicitly told him she is to cry no longer than 20 minutes. idk. it worked for her and for us. she was sleeping through the night (7pm to 7am) in about a week.



but i probably would have failed if i had been home, and i certainly couldn't have brought myself to do it at only a few weeks.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting My Widdle:" <blockquote><b>Quoting khigh:</b>" I would probably do the same, except maybe hold ... [snip!] ... and I am perfectly fine :) did you give goats milk along with breast milk? Or did you wait to wean? If you did breast feed."

Didn't breast feed at all and don't like commercial formula, so we gave her goat's milk mixed with molasses (per her pedi).

Eva Marie's Mama 1 child; Albany, New York 728 posts
3rd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting khigh:</b>" Didn't breast feed at all and don't like commercial formula, so we gave her goat's milk mixed with molasses (per her pedi)."</blockquote>




Oh wow, that's cool, I didn't know you could give babies that from the start. Very interesting :)

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10902 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting My Widdle:" <blockquote><b>Quoting khigh:</b>" Didn't breast feed at all and don't like commercial ... [snip!] ... Oh wow, that's cool, I didn't know you could give babies that from the start. Very interesting :)"


that's what they gave babies before formula was invented. :)

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10902 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting I'm Marbles:" As a newborn, no CIO should not be used. At 6 months+ if it is done properly there is nothing wrong with ... [snip!] ... act like you just let the kid cry until it falls asleep you either do not know how to do CIO OR you heard some horror stories. "


Well, no... I wouldn't "know how" because I've never practiced it.

user banned Altadena, California 11084 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting loser mom:" Well, no... I wouldn't "know how" because I've never practiced it. "


So why would you agree to what the other mother said, IF you have never done it or know how to do it.



You do not just let the kid lay in bed and scream.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting loser mom:" that's what they gave babies before formula was invented. :) "


My grandparents, great grandparents, on back were/are farmers and they never had time to breastfeed during harvest season (great grandma had 14 kids). They always handed youngest baby off to another child to feed goat milk and molasses so the rest could work in the field.

Pinkie Pie Washington 603 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting khigh:" My grandparents, great grandparents, on back were/are farmers and they never had time to breastfeed ... [snip!] ... They always handed youngest baby off to another child to feed goat milk and molasses so the rest could work in the field."

What a wonderful start... to a short life of poverty and hardship.

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting khigh:" Didn't breast feed at all and don't like commercial formula, so we gave her goat's milk mixed with molasses (per her pedi)."


That's cool, I've heard of people using goat's milk before.

bia. 2 kids; ., ., Portugal 74786 posts
status 3rd Jan '13
Quoting ♥ darah ♥:" That's cool, I've heard of people using goat's milk before."


Goats milk?! as in the formula? lol

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting I'm Marbles:" So why would you agree to what the other mother said, IF you have never done it or know how to do it. You do not just let the kid lay in bed and scream. "


Actually, there IS a method that involve just leaving baby to cry called the Weissbluth. Ferber "allows" you to check on your baby and leave baby for longer and longer intervals. Just so you don't dig yourself a deeper hole.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting Stahp:" What a wonderful start... to a short life of poverty and hardship."


Short life of poverty and hardship? Hardly. Grandma (who's mom had 14 kids) is 89 years old and still works with Grandpa on the farm. All but one of her brothers and sisters is living and the one that died got kicked in the head by a cow.They all lived through the Dust Bowl, the stock market crash, WWII, Korea, etc and are still going strong.

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting bia.:" Goats milk?! as in the formula? lol"


Nah, instead of formula. It's the closest thing to human milk.

loser mom 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, ,, Norway 10902 posts
3rd Jan '13
Quoting I'm Marbles:" So why would you agree to what the other mother said, IF you have never done it or know how to do it. You do not just let the kid lay in bed and scream. "


What are you talking about? I agreed that for me (and her too, obviously) there are better alternatives than letting your newborn lay in their bed and cry.

bia. 2 kids; ., ., Portugal 74786 posts
status 3rd Jan '13
Quoting ♥ darah ♥:" Nah, instead of formula. It's the closest thing to human milk."


Really? that's cool!