In desperation, DH and I have tried CIO and it doesn't work for us. We can't handle it. (We've never lasted more than 13 minutes.) And DD is stubborn and will cry until she poops, barfs, or both - leaving us with an angry baby, frazzled nerves, and a mess.
I'm trying the no cry sleep solution but I can't get past step 1 - put your baby down when she is not completely asleep. I've tried that night after night and it just doesn't work. Two plus hours later I bring her into bed with me.
At the risk of sounding dramatic, this is damaging my health (I have had a newborn-like schedule for 14 months and I am always feeling under the weather and exhausted), my nerves (I already have an anxiety problem), and my marriage. My husband is taking this especially hard.
I should note that DD has been referred to an early childhood education program for her mild communication delay and her "atypical feeding" (she will try and enjoy any food, but chews then spits out 95% of it). Her lack of calories from food is likely why she wakes so much to nurse. The good news is that one of the things the specialists will work on are the sleep issues too. So I will get professional help in upcoming months, but do other green mamas out there have any other methods that have worked for them in the meantime?