My daughter is 7 months old and the last two weeks she has wanted to eat ALL NIGHT LONG. It started when she had a cold and I think the liquid soothed her sore throat but now she is feeling all better and wants to eat all night long. She is now refusing her pacifier in order to nurse and you can just forget about getting any time in her own bed, we're talking like 10 - 30 minutes tops. I'm SO TIRED and Frustrated. She wakes up all night long and cries until I let her latch on. She wakes up so much that she rolls over and gets on all fours like she is going to crawl away off the bed! Our pediatrician suggested we do the Ferber Method (cry it out) but although I see it can be started as early as five months I have read that the best time to try that is closer to one year in age.
Has anyone else experienced this? What suggestions do you have? I work all day and right now I'm just a walking zombie!
Also during the day she is eating a combination of solids/purees, pumped breast milk, and formula. She nurses at 5:30, eats dinner around 6:30/7:00 and then nurses again and goes to bed around 8:00. She has a good bedtime routine of getting her jammies on, reading a book, nursing, and being put to bed. We like to put her to bed at least a little bit awake but both awake or asleep she is up 10 - 30 minutes later wanting to nurse.
Thank you for any help you can offer!