In addition, his sleep is just worsening and it has remained poor for awhile. I have ridden out the bad spells before but this is getting difficult. I know these sleep patterns are probably normal for his age.
He either nurses a lot at night, wakes up 2 hours earlier than usual or is up for 1-3 hours in the middle of the night- wide awake and playful. I have read in previous posts that for some night weaning did not improve sleep- so my question is then what do you do to help your child fall back asleep if you don't have nursing as a crutch? If he still wakes up in the middle of the night than I might as well be nursing him to try to get him back to sleep. I have considered Dr. Jay's plan but KNOW he will scream and most likely completely perk himself up for a couple hours. I have sometimes tried refusing him the breast and I can see that he is getting so worked up- hubby is very involved at night. FOr the most part he can rock him to sleep- but to do this everytime he wakes up in lieu of me nursing would kill his back. I guess I'm trying to figure out if it is worth to night wean- what is the lesser of 2 evils?
SO btw, the sleeplessness and my worries over his teeth this is why I'm considering night weaning and how to go about it. Unfortunately I just can't sleep through the feedings- I'm wide awake.
THank you ladies!