Hi, wondering if any of you have any advice for my situation.
My baby boy is almost 7 months and had been a wonderful sleeper, waking only once for an overnight feed from around 4 months. However about 6 weeks ago he had a bad cold and was really constipated so we had a few horrible nights but at least we knew what the problem was. His cold cleared up and we finally have the constipation under control, but now he has started waking ever hour or two between bed time at 7:30pm and getting up for the day at around 7:30am.
He self settles to sleep and has a couple of days sleeps for around an hour and a half each so I know he can get himself to sleep. When he wakes overnight I usually feed him (he is breastfed) until he is sleepy and then put him back to bed. If my husband settles him by giving him a cuddle and checking his nappy he usually only goes back to sleep for 20 minutes and again I am up and putting him on the boob!
I am sure he is not too hot or too cold, and I don't think he is sick, so why he is waking all the time??? I am thinking he could be hungry because he is certainly happy to feed and guzzles away as if he is hungry, so maybe its an issue with my supply? He has four breastfeeds a day plus 3 solid feeds. I have even tried him with a bottle (tried expressed milk and formula) but he is not interested, clamps his mouth shut and won't even try it. The most I have gotten him to take is 20mls and that was after about 10 minutes of dripping it in there when he'd open his mouth for me.
I am so tired and there is no chance for naps during the day as I have a 3 and 5 year old too and I feel like all they are getting from me is grupmy mummy!
Has anyone else had this experience with their baby, and if so what has worked for you? Any advice greatly appreciated.