Hi! I work full time and when I come home my 8 1/2 month old wants to breastfeed from the time I woke from the door until I leave the next day. We co-sleep, and he wakes anywhere from every 10 minutes to every hour, 2 hours max (3 hours has been a miracle that only happens once in a blue moon). I was fine with this, but I keep getting more and more exhausted,as the wakings seem to happen more frequently each night. To top things off, he is apparently eating so much during the night, that he refuses to eat solids almost completely (my mom who takes care of him tries to give him rice/barley cereal in the morning, and then fruits and vegggies at lunch and then the same at home with me for dinner), but he will only take 1-2 spoonfuls, when there was a time he would eat everything with gusto! and at the most he is drinking 8 ounces of breastmilk all day while I'm at work! So I am getting worried that he is so "addicted" to the breast that he does not want anything else, plus his sleep patterns are terrible..today for instance I haven't been able to put him down for a nap for more than 30 minutes! (with my mom he does sleep 2 naps of 1-2 hours but I have no idea how she gets that done). Anyway, my question is, is this OK??? Other than the fact that I am about to collapse from lack of sleep, am I doing something wrong?? Is this healthy for him?? should I be worried? PLEASE HELP ME!!! I am guessing there are probably lots of posts about this subject but I honestly don't even have the time to go through them! So I would greatly appreciate any help you can give me...I am truly worried I am doing something terribly wrong and creating patterns that will be too hard to break later...my pediatrician tells me to let him cry at night since he does not need the calories because he is in the 75th percentile in his height and weight...ok, I think that is it..sorry for the long post...thanks in advance for your help!!!