I know there have probably been a lot of these posts but my DS is 9 months and still wants a feed at night. He's been self settling since he was 4 months old (me leaving the room & he just falls to sleep by himself). But still would wake up every 3-4 hours for a feed (which I was told was normal and he would eventually grow out of). But he never did.
He's breastfed but eats good solids meals 3 times a day, plus snacks if he's hungry and water with every meal.
At the moment we do our night time routine (dinner (solids) bath, feed about 6.30, read a book and then down to sleep about 7)
But he'll wake up hungry at 10.30, and then want another feed at 2.30.
It's really strange because if he wakes up before 10.30 I can get him back to sleep by just going in, giving him a pat on the back for a few seconds & then leaving. He whinges for 5 or so minutes and then re settles. Sometimes i have to go back in again and stay a bit longer but he will go to sleep. The same thing happens if He wakes up after his 10.30 feed, but before 2.30.
I try to re settle him in the same way at 10.30 or 2.30 he never re settles, he just escalates into hysterical screaming.
For the past 2 weeks I've tried CC to try and get him to go back to sleep at 2.30 but he just screams for up to 2 hours or more.
Any one have any suggestions?