As the title suggests, my 9 mo lo wakes frequently when in the cot. Day and night. He is breastfed to sleep and will wake after usually 20-30mins although sometimes 5mins, 10 mins, aand sometimes 40mins. Once he comes to bed with me he sleeps well (3-4 hours before waking for a feed. What is challenging for me is not knowing how long he'll sleep for during the day (hard to relax) and hard to plan what to do during his nap, eg will I have enough time to have a shower?
When he wakes I resettle by rocking in my arms and patting a sushing. I've tried not picking him up and patting sushing but he gets very upset very quickly, which is why I pick him up. He'll usually resettle for another short nap. But it takes 10 mins or so to resettle. I feel like I spend most of his naps resettling him.
I've been told by numerous people that the problem is breastfeeding to sleep. But it's so natural and effective! I guess I'm looking for tips and stories of others who've had similar issues and how you have improved your babies sleep habits?
Will he grow out of these cat naps and start napping more consistently? Or do I have to stop breastfeeding him to sleep? Is this the only way? I do not want to let him cry it out either. Suggestions? Thoughts?