Interesting to read the article on controlled crying research conducted in Melbourne reporting no long-term problems associated with allowing a baby to cry, with no comfort, for extended periods of time all in the name of sleep.
I strongly disagree with this and feel that a parent's duty is to respond to an infant's cry.
It is their only way of communicating a need, that need may be just some comfort, just a cuddle, just to know a parent is there.
An article: 'Peaceful parenting: the dangers of crying it out' found at
, may give an enlightened view on the real dangers,that continue into adulthood, when anxiety levels, cortisol and stress hormones are released, for extended periods at this vulnerable age.
A parent's role is to comfort, nurture and love, 24 hours a day, not between 7am and 10pm as it suits you.