I work nights, and every morning I come home DH tells me how LO was up most of the night because he refused to eat and won't go back to sleep!
He took bottles fine up until a week and a half ago, then he started being progressively fussier about the bottle and eventually stopped taking it altogether. The last couple of nights I worked, he didn't eat more than an ounce for the whole 11 hours I was gone! It doesn't help that he isn't soothed well by DH either. He just wants Mom.
DH has gotten to the point where he has said that he does NOT want to BF our second child. He was saying he thinks this is because I spoil LO by holding him all the time and letting him nurse for comfort. AUGH! I think he'll be more reasonable when he's had more than an hour's sleep and isn't frustrated to tears, but it still makes me cry!
I've been trying to offer the bottle more and pump in the hopes that this is a phase that he will get over, but I've only gotten him to take it once since this bottle strike started.
Does anyone else have experience with this? A baby that rejected the bottle at this age and then later was willing to take it again or learned the sippy cup early enough? He's only 3 months! I just need to see a light at the end of the tunnel here!
I just want to stay home and nurse him, but that's not an option. DH is unemployed right now and I am the breadwinner in the family anyway.
Today LO is cranky and sleepy because he barely slept all night last night, He's not napping well either to make up for it, I think because he's so cranky and overtired. So am I.
LO's normal sleep habits aren't bad when I'm home-- he goes to bed around 8, sleeps until 1 or 2 AM usually, then wakes up to eat about every 2 hours after that until he's up for the day at around 8 AM. When I'm home, he goes back to sleep pretty easily, but with DH he cries inconsolably and often has to cry himself to sleep just because he won't be soothed by DH no matter what he tries. It breaks my heart!