So DS is 8 months old and fed to sleep.
It's starting not to work at times.
So usually he's up at 7ish, I start to put him down at 9:15. Up until a week ago he would feed, then transfer and sleep 1-2 hours.
Then he would say be awake from 11 until 2, then nap again for 1-2 hours.
So he would be up again for around 3:30/4 until 7/7:30.
But lately he will transfer okay at bed time and when he wakes in the night for a feed but his day sleeps, I go to transfer him and he stirs a bit and opens his eyes really briefly but closes them again while I hold him, but as soon as I put him down he wakes up. Sometimes he's happy and like he's already had a sleep and is chatting away and cooing at me, others he's crying. If he's crying I'll pick him up and he has a burp If he's not crying I leave him but he will cry within 10 minutes, but either scenario, I just can't get him back to sleep. I try rocking and patting and feeding but never can I get him to sleep.
So my dilemma is do I
A. Keep trying to feed him to sleep and try for his first nap at 2.5 hours after waking, then if I can't get him to sleep in the morning when do I try again? 2.5 hours awake time (his usual awake time between his 2 naps), or at 2pm As if he had a sleep as usual?
B. Keep trying to feed him to sleep but keep him awake a bit longer than 2.5 hours, because maybe he needs more awake time and that would solve the issue?
C. Maybe it's time to wean from feeding to sleep?
I'm reluctant for C. Only as it works at night. If I wean from feeding to sleep can I still feed him during the night when he wakes or do I need to wean from that too so I don't confuse him?
But then again I'm reluctant to persist with feeding to sleep given I'm going back to work soon.
Gah! I'm so confused!