My 8 month old is EBF 99% of the time. He almost always cries himself to sleep (in my arms) as he fights it and even complainsas he is half asleep. Recently I have been letting him CIO in his crib at nap time because it doesnt matter if hes in my arms or crib he will CIO until he falls asleep and sleep usually comes faster if Im not holding him.
So Im not sure if this is a BF question or a CIO question...
He wakes up every 2-3 hours to eat. He eats less than a usual feeding. On a rare occasion If I don't hear him right away he will fall back asleep. He used to sleep through the night or only wake up once up until about 6 mnths. Im severely sleep deprived and wondering if I should try and get him on more of a schedule/ try sleep training? He goes to bed around 10:30 pm and wakes around 7am,
Why do you think he is waking so often? Hunger? Teething? Also another bit of info - at 8 months he still has 3-4 naps during the day (first one being only 1-2 hours after waking in the morn). I think this might be because he doesnt sleep solidly at night. Is all of this normal and not to worry, or does solid sleep matter?
Apologies in advance for the scatterbrained questions.