My LO is almost 5.5 mos old. He has been a great sleeper (nurse him before bed and he is down by 8:30pm. He usually wouldn't wake until sometime btwn 3:30 - 5:30am to nurse again).
The last 2 nights he has woken up every 3 hrs to nurse and we are not getting much sleep at all!
I am thinking it could be a few reasons, but am looking for suggestions.
He recently came down with a cold and did not eat too much one day, so I am wondering if he is making up for lost time
I then came down with his cold and did not have an appetite and couldn't keep a lot in my stomach, so my supply is down a bit, so maybe because I am not producing as much, he is not getting his normal amount before bed?
*side question: now that I can eat again, my supply should pick up, right?
Or is it a growth spurt?
Everyone is saying that I should pump a before bed bottle and put a little rice cereal in it, but I am not sure about doing that. I was thinking of waiting it out a few more nights, even though I am DREADING having to keep waking up like this - ugh!
Any help is appreciated