As many of you well know Lucas and I have struggled with our nights his whole life. It's not just the # of times he up but the effort and frustration it takes to sooth him back down (taking anywhere from 30 min to 2 hrs each waking!). B/c of this I rarely am able to patch together 2-3 hrs of sleep a night. Like many of you, I am exhausted beyond words and never imagined I'd still be doing the "newborn thing" at 13.5 months.
I have had some success with night-weaning in the past. I have tried it twice; once he slept through the night 9X! Those were the only 9 good nights of his life. It is also fairly simple for us. After a night or two of protesting other ways to get him to sleep he accepts the new "rules".
Here is my problem......He gets a lot of his calories at night and each time I have night-weaned he has lost weight so I go back to nursing 4-6+++X a night. He is VERY active and is not a good solid food eater. It's not that he picky, just has no interest in eating. It is a struggle everyday to get anything in him. Our days are consumed with trying to feed him. Our ped is keeping a closer eye on him b/c he has rapidly dropped from the 97th to the 15th %. He nurses on-demand at least every 2 hrs during the day (only after I attempt solids).
So here's my quandry, I need some sleep! Night-weaning works. BUT, I can't have him losing weight. Is this solid food thing ever going to click with him? Anyone else having/had a similar problem?