My DD is 10 months and we just went through the sleep sense program for sleep training. My DD was still waking 1-3 times a night and needed to be nursed to sleep. The way the program works is:
Nights 1-3 sit in a chair next to the crib and use a calm unemotional voice to say something like "it's ok, it's time to go to sleep." You say this every 3-5 mins (enough to let them know you're still there, but not enough to become a sleep prop) until they fall asleep. My hubby did this since she associated me with milk. You can lay them down 1 or 2 times (don't let it be a game). But ideally, they have to do it on their own. Also, on the first couple nights we gave DD 2 then 1 oz of water to tide her over until morning. She nursed really long in the morning and shifted her eating to increase during the day to make up for the night feeding.
Nights 4-7 sit in a chair in the middle of the room. Same thing.
NIghts 8-10 sit at the door. Same thing.
After night 10, stand at door.
Our DD cried for 90 mins the first night, 80 mins the second night, 60 mins the third night and then it was done. Made for 3 long nights, but after that she was sleeping through the night. Now if she wakes up and doesn't settle, all we have to do is go to the to and say "it's ok, it's time to go to sleep." And she'll settle herself back down.