So, DS is 8.5mo old, I've posted before about his nursing and sleeping pattern (nurses 6-8times/day plus 3 expressed bottles at daycare, wakes frequently in the night)
Last 2 nights were terrible--he literally would NOT sleep. He would fall asleep nursing and as soon as his head hit the crib mattress he rolls to him stomach and starts crying and fussing and eventually pulls himself up to standing on the crib sides. This went on about 7 times before finally my husband went in and patted his back for 3 minutes and he fell asleep for 4hrs. At 330 this morning the same thing, he wouldn't go back down.
My issue is two-fold: all this night waking is so exhausting but I know it is just a phase and perhaps it's developmental/teething/gas/all of the above, I don't know!
But now, due to the excessive nursing my expressed milk supply has dropped--I usually produce EXACTLY 12oz in 3, 15min sessions. Yesterday I only got 10 and today so far my 1st session yielded 1oz...
I am going to try and fit some more sessions in today, but is there something else I should be doing or just wait until my body catches up to the increased feedings. I'm having to pull from freezer stash to meet the 12oz I send with him to daycare.