Good evening - am new to this forum and hoped someone may have some helpful ideas about how I can get a couple of hours extra sleep at night for myself...my 8 month old, until about 2 months ago, was waking once or twice in the night for a feed which was all well and good. Recently, it's been every 2 hours.....she usually ends up in bed with me helping herself in the early hours. My poor husband is sleeping on the top bunk in our 3 year old's room and I am surviving on 3 - 4 hours broken sleep a night. I breastfed our first child for a year and her sleep progressed in that she went longer and longer between feeds, eventually sleeping for 6/7 hours most nights by about 9 months. This time round, E's sleep is deteriorating. I suffer with anxieity and this is exacerbated by tiredness - it's really getting me down. Maybe she is teething...not sure...I am surrounded by friends/family urging me to get her to CIO, usually saying "you don't feed her when she wakes do you?". I am not comfortable leaving her to cry and know that if she feeds, she drops off again easily however, I am starting to doubt myself - worrying that my feeding her when she wakes up is making it worse and encouraging her to wake more.....any ideas?