My 9mo DS has turned into a rotten night-time sleeper. I'm so angry at myself because I think somewhere down the line in the past few months I've got him used to having a BF during the night (told myself he'd started waking up for extra milk due to developmental growth spurt etc), so I think that's part of the problem. But I also really believe he's having teething pains - that's also what our GP said when I took him to have his ears checked (just in case it was an ear infection keeping him awake).
I know I've got some work to do (read: some awful nights ahead!) to break him of the night-feeding habit, but I just wanted to know what other Hubbers think about the possibility that teething pain might be making him wake more often. I mean, is it just a myth? Or do you think it really does cause them that much discomfort? He's still toothless but one of his bottom ones finally broke through a couple of days ago (after presenting as a big lump in his gum for ages) BUT THEN IT DISAPPEARED! I asked the GP about it and she said, "Yep - happens all the time. The tooth comes up and then kind of retracts and gets covered over by gum flesh again for a short time". Weird! Anyway, point is that I know he's teething - I'm just not sure whether it's so painful that it's making him wake so often during the night.