Almost crying here while reading all these replies. My 8 month old wakes up two to three times a night to eat as well. Last night was a complete nightmare, we did try co sleeping but he's just not comfortable and actually sleeps better on his own.
At this point I am completely tired (also because of some health issues which I hope to be resolved really soon) and was almost crying everytime he started to cry for his mama. But then I come here, read through threads like these and find my footing again. My little guy needs me and that is such a good feeling.