Sleep training is a very controversial topic, and it often bring on fiery discussions from mothers who firmly believes in what they are doing are for the best.
Thus Mummy Eliz [who tandem nurse and co-sleep with both kids], who believes in co-sleeping, and attachment parenting, usually keeps her mouth shut when she hears stories about new parents who let their newborns cry to sleep starting from the day they are born.
Well, there are always pros and cons to whatever path one chooses.
Read what Pat [owner of http://birthright.com.sg/] have to say on this:
“Knowing what I know about breastfeeding, physiology of young babies, attachment theory, my personal rule of thumb is: absolutely no sleep training or controlled crying for babies younger than 6 months at the very least and preferably start (if parents really cannot tolerated the interrupted sleep) only when they begin to acquire some language and this is only likely to take place around 9 to 12months of age. Any form of training before that may have ramifications on bond-building, trust, communication, security and breastfeeding success. “
About Pat Chong:
As the mother of five children ranging in ages from 12years to 18months, she has undergone various birth experiences, all of which have shaped her thoughts and consciousness on birth choices.
She is a firm advocate of informed choice for parents and strongly believes in the physiology of birth and breastfeeding. She is a vocal presence on the AsiaParents Internet Forum, providing information and opinions on birth, breastfeeding and parenting. Her passion for birth and breastfeeding issues has led her to take the Graduate Diploma in Childbirth Education in 2004 and to start BirthRight in 2005.