Please forgive me if this doesn't completely make sense. I'll try to explain as best I can.
My 6 month old was great with naps until about a week ago when then naps turned to cat naps at every nap and he was totally grumpy in between them. Before this he seemed okay if he cat napped 3-4 times a day..
So I've started making an extra effort to pat him back to sleep for his naps when he wakes after 45 mins. He doesn't always go back to sleep, so it's hit and miss, but I try for a good 30 mins and if it doesn't work I leave the room and come back after a couple of minutes to get him up and out of the cot.
When he wakes of a night, I absolutely treasure and love feeding him back to sleep. It's the time when the world seems quiet and we are the only ones awake and I don't want to have to stop feeding him back to sleep during the night.
Do you think that by keeping the night feeds and only patting back to sleep during the day will confuse him? Is it possible to have that inconsistency and still lengthen naps?