In spite of all of that, I managed an epidural free vaginal delivery, I nursed for a month, I co-slept, quickly switched to BLW(although I didn't know there was such), and gently potty learned him in 4 days(although, again, had no clue there was a thing).
However, even with SO much going against me, I never considered letting him CIO, not once. I KNEW about it, but, I couldn't do that to my little baby. I never expected him to sleep all night until he was ready. I never thought, "He MUST" sleep all alone in a separate room and never wake and if he does, I can't do anything. I never said, "Hey, I will let him cry for a minutes before I worry about him." I just do NOT get that kind of thinking. Babies cry for a reason. Babies NEVER need to learn to fall back to sleep on their own. Babies NEVER need to learn that the cold, dark night is their turn to soothe themselves. Babies NEVER need to be taught that crying is for naught.
How can you walk into a baby's room and merely pat it on the back and walk away again? How can you continue this every night until that tiny baby learns that nighttime is alone time and their basic needs will not be met? Because you need 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep...baby has to learn a lesson.
I cannot condone a practice by which a baby is taught to ignore his human instinct for it's parents comfort.