Hi guys, I am currently full time breastfeeding my 8.5 month old. I feed him to sleep on his bedtime feed, and he then continues to wake up constantly throughout the rest of the evening and night. (Especially before I come to bed because we part time co sleep because he won't even stay in the cot longer than 15 mins at night, and I'm just too tired to force the issue so end up just bringing him to bed) sometimes he will only wake twice in the night but quite often almost every hour! I am exhausted as its been going on for months.
I am considering giving him a bottle of formula for the evening feed. I just want some advice on whether this is a good idea or not. I want to try to get him sleeping through the night, or at least improve it. Will this help? Or could this affect my supply? Do you think it may cause him to refuse the breast and just want the bottle? As breastfeeding is important to me and I want to keep it up, but I'm just so exhausted.
Thanks for your help.