Not sure if this is a BF question or a lack of sleep question so I have posted in both areas.
Our 7 mo was EBF until he turned 6mths & has taken well to solids having lunch and dinner as well as BF.
I nurse him first thing in the morning and before he goes to bed at night plus I offer him at least 2 more during the day although lately he doesn't really seem to want to take these. I always offer him BF when he wakes and then in between he takes solids.
He is weighing 8.3kgs now and was born at 3.2kg.
The challenge we have is night wakings. They are as frequent as when he was a new born and have never changed, with the exception of the first BF he wakes for at night. Eg I put him to sleep around 7 and he will go about 3-4 hrs without waking for his next feed. There after it's every 1.5-2hrs all night
It's tiring, but at least he would go straight back to sleep until this week where he has lots of trouble going back to sleep and needs to be rocked back into slumber and he cries at night now.
We semi co-sleep, mostly he is in the cot right up against our bed and sometimes during the night he sleeps with us depending on how tired I am and the last wake time before morning he is in with us also. When my husband is on the night shift LO is mostly in bed with me . He doesn't seem to sleep any better with or without us.
I have the Elizabeth Pantley books and have used lots of the ideas to get him to sleep and nap etc.
The nights are really hard work. I would like to be able to teach him that nights are for sleeping not eating
Has any got suggestions on what we could do to extend his night time wakings that have worked?
I feel like we are making backwards "progress".