I've been gritting my teeth and trying to put up with this, but I'm coming to the end of my rope!
My 12 month old has gotten better over time--he woke to eat every 45 minutes until he was six months old, so this is actually an improvement. However, it isn't getting better fast enough!
Bub wakes every hour after I put him down like clockwork. He does this for the first 2-4 hours of the night. Then he sleeps for 2-3 hours and nurses for 15-20 minutes for the rest of the night if I'm lucky (he sleeps from 7-6 or so, and takes one nap in the morning most days. He refuses to nap without nursing the whole time, so I'm not sleeping then either). He needs to be held upright for a bit before being put down again or he'll get indigestion, so although we're co sleeping, side lying and sleeping through his waking are not options. Additionally, the side I feel comfortable side lying on has very little supply, and it's almost down to nothing at this point (the producing side is too sensitive. Not painful, just sensitive.)
If I'm not lucky, which is about half the time, he also wakes up at least once in the middle of the night and insists on nursing for an hour or more. I've been getting very little sleep for a year and my body is starting to fall apart. My joints hurt all the time, I can't concentrate, and I probably wouldn't even know if I was seriously ill. Is this normal behavior for a baby? The ped has brushed it off, but it just seems way more demanding than what my friends report at this age.