Not obviously. Read The Continuum Concept and other books about how primitive cultures raise their children. The baby should be with the mother most of the time with lots of skin-to-skin contact, including when the mother is sleeping, with access to her breast. Babies in this situation tend to be calm and quiet. Our modern practise of segregating a newborn to sleep is actually cruel to the child. The child is literally traumatized every night. They don't "cry themselves to sleep" all the time, either. When a lone, crying child goes silent, he is usually still awake for a while. It's a protective mechanism that's activated to help protect him from wild animals when he knows he's been abandoned by his parents.
Originally Posted by Ransom
In short, co-sleep with your baby and you will all get your rest.
You lousy kids! Get off my savannah!