I have a 6 month infant who has been a challenge since he was a week old. He cries constantly, is hardly happy.. we have tried everything. Cutting dairy from my diet, taking him for chiropractor appointments, essential oils. He is slowly getting better and happier during the day but sleeping is a HUGE problem.
Naps are nearly non-existent. He will sometimes nap in his swing but its starting to get harder and harder to get him to sleep.
At nighttime I try to stick to a routine, and put him down around 7 (almost always nursing down). The problem is that he constantly wakes. He wakes almost always at 8. I usually get my husband to go in at this point (if he is home - he is a shiftworker) and he can get him down by rocking. He wakes again at 10 and this time nurses. I bring him into bed with me usually when he wakes again at 12 because he won't go back in his crib. It is as if he wants to use my breast as a pacifier. I try to take him off and he SCREAMS. He won't even be actively sucking just wants his mouth on the breast... I'm really unsure of how to go about fixing this. I'm sure some of his moodiness and irritability is due to the fact that he isn't sleeping very well.
Its just getting to the point where I am at a loss and really don't know what to do.
If anyone has any suggestions it would be wonderful.