Brax hasn't been a consistently good night sleeper since his war problems began at 3 months of age.
After six months of little sleep, ear tubes, dr visits, and chiropractor appointments, we came to terms about a month ago that he wasn't going to be a great sleeper and would work with him and patiently wait for him to (hopefully) outgrow it.
Well...he's thrown another curve ball at us.
The last several nights he has woken up at 2am and will not...and I mean will not...be consoled until an hr later I finally cave and nurse him. We worked hard to get him to an 8 hr feeding stretch and now that he's eating solids and getting a variety of foods and consistent breast milk throughout the day, I really don't think he's hungry. But what else do you do after an hour of crying, screaming baby when CIO, swaddling, singing, "drugs", and any other soothing method doesn't work?
Any input from you mamas out there? My dr has given me the green light to slowly introduce whole milk as I continue the weaning process. I think I may give him a tiny amount before bed, right after dinner and a nursing session. I hope this tides him over more, but in the back of my mind I can't help but think that it doesn't matter what I feed him, he will wake up anyway.
Tiredness makes me crazy...and cranky. Here's to more patience as I pray this little man grows out of this 7-month sleeping funk soon!