Last night my EBF 4 month old woke up TWELVE TIMES, including once 15 minutes after she had had a full feeding (20 minutes on one boob, 12 on the other). The night ended with her in bed with me from 6 to 7 am (she normally doesn't even like sleeping in bed with us, she's too rambunctious and moves around), and me not even getting to work at all because I was so traumatized by the whole thing. My work is extremely understanding, but this obviously can't continue forever.
If this were an anomaly, I would probably be able to handle it. But it seems like the continuation of a horrible downward trend - namely, her sleep seems to have gotten worse and worse since she's gone to daycare. She takes 3 bottles between 3 and 5 oz per day. She is refluxy and day care has expressed concern that she spits up a large amount of her calories. I feed her twice at night or more, usually at midnight and 3 or 4. I log all her sleep and she usually comes in around 11.5-12 hours total for a 24-hour period, which seems lower than what babies her age need according to the zillions of books I've read on this topic.
Anyone have any suggestions for how to deal with night feedings when she wakes up every hour or more? Is this just the 4 mo sleep regression? How long should I ride it out to make sure? Several people are suggesting formula and/or rice cereal, which I don't want ... and I also don't think this should make the difference since she used to sleep just fine (5 hour stretch then 3 hour stretch).