My DS is 5.5 months old and has been waking 1-2 hourly since the beginning of November. Some nights he doesn't even make a whole hour - eg last week he woke up every 40 minutes. All night.
It's starting to really get on top of me. I've ordered a copy of the no cry sleep solution and today I have been trying to settling him in his cot with butt pats, stroking his back, and shushing.
I can't deal with just letting him cry, even listening to what is clearly protest crying and him yelling AT me is awful. I always end up feeding him back to sleep.
Generally when I decide I need to try resettling him WITHOUT feeding him back to sleep then I can really only stick to it for the first two wake ups. Then it's all too hard and I'm so tired that I can't deal with spending longer settling than he will actually sleep and I cave and feed him. I also find myself getting incredibly frustrated with him and I need to stop and step back, and feeding him calms both of us down.
He has silent reflux and is on medication. We are about to increase the dose. I'm not really comfortable with stricter sleep training methods because of this, but I really feel like I need to bite the bullet and start trying to settle him without boob more (which should hopefully help with the reflux as well?) but I don't really know what kind of timeframe I should be aiming for. Ie Is resettling anything under 2 hours realistic? Should I aim for 3 hours? Is 4 too long? Do I start out with a smaller gap and then work to stretch it?