My LO is 9 months old and was 10lbs 10oz at birth. She is super healthy ...we nurse on demand throughout the day and she has started solids and loves them. She is super happy...except when she is sleeping...or trying to sleep unlatched.
I am not pro or con co-sleeping. I am happy to co-sleep if she would sleep next to me not attached to me all night long. Her crib is in our room and we put her down for naps in her crib (she sleeps anywhere from 5 mins - 1.5 hours per nap). At night she goes down in her crib (I nurse her to sleep because I won't do CIO) and wakes up between 2-10 times between 7pm and midnight. Half the time I nurse her back to sleep the other half her daddy rocks her to sleep. At night I alternate between co-sleeping and putting her in her crib, depending on; the night, how well I'm sleeping, how well she is sleeping, etc. When she is in bed with us she will nurse the WHOLE time. No unlatching and sleeping next to me. Sometimes I put her in her crib just so I can roll over. I've started timing her. She usually sleeps for about 45 mins in her crib, and about 1-2 hours with me. I'm so tired. I have a 2.5 year old and 9 months of 1 hour sleep cycles is making me feel bonkers and my back is stiff every morning. I would love to say this is a new thing, but this is how she has been since day 1. Her first nursing session on her birthday was 2 hours long! Help! Ideas? techniques? Tips? Prefer tips from peaceful parents. Thanks!