I didn't want to leave baby to cry either. I have a fulltime job and was simply exhausted one night and gave that a try per a doctor's recommendation. It was two months ago I believe we have rebuilt the trust. Baby can go down to sleep by himself half of the time now.
The weight gain concern comes from the doctor. My LO was born at more than 50% but now at 5%.
I did nurse him to sleep last night and I did that at 8p, 11:30, 2:45p, 5:45a, 6:30a, 7:30a. He didn't drink much at 7:30am up time. My nanny/mom tried feeding him afterwards and couldn't get him to drink until 9:30am which is the time for nap. So he ended up doing E A E S. This happens a lot - when I nurse at night he simple eats less during the day. That's the only reason I want to sleep-train him.
During the day its hard to get him to take more than 16 oz. I work full-time so my mom gives bottle and my LO only ever drinks 4oz straight, usually just 3 oz sometimes even less. We always have to push hard to get him to drink 5-6 oz between naps.
I really don't know how you all put LOs to E A S Y when they drink so much at night that they don't want to drink when wake up. What's the trick?
Also, I wonder how LO can really develop self-soothing skills when he is completely swaddled. I tried giving him one arm and that didn't help but I wonder if I should try longer. Anyone has a 7 months old who sleeps better when unswaddled?
Appreciate any tips on training baby to self-sooth!