I posted on here a few weeks ago about my LO not settling on his own & I wondered if controlled crying was the only way to solve it. I havent tried that yet but I'm seriously considering it now.
Unbelievably the sleep situation has got worse!! He goes down in his cot at bedtime then wakes between 1 - 3 hours later for another feed, falls asleep in my arms, I put him down then he wakes after 10 mins & won't resettle. At this point he comes into bed with me (I wanted an easy life!!) if I leave him he won't fall asleep, he just cries.
Co sleeping is fine & I do like it but the problem now is that he has started wanting my nipple in his mouth ALL THE TIME! He isn't hungry although he does snack a bit of the time. He does it for comfort. If he stirs & there's nothing to suck on then he cries. I don't know why he's started doing this but it's driving me crazy, he wakes a lot and is always rooting for me.
He won't take a dummy & believe me iv tried! I don't think he's comfort sucking because he's teething either. I can't feel any teeth under his gums plus teeth are hereditary & I didn't get my first one until I was 15 months so if he takes after his mum he has a while to go yet!!
I spoke to my HV who said don't do CC before 9 months as babies younger than this may still need a night feed. I'm fine with that and I don't mind him feeding but I just need to stop him from sucking on me all night!
Does anyone have any bright ideas????