I need some words of wisdom. My 6 month old wakes two hourly through the night to be fed, he is ebf. We have recently started giving him some solids but it's early days so he's not eating very much as yet.
During the day he breastfeeds 3.5-4 Hourly. Different story at night. This has been going on since he was about 3 months old (he used to do 10-3 before 3mo so I could count on a decent stretch of sleep).
I always put him down awake, he gets to sleep himself. I have tried not feeding him, just patting/shushing but he gets totally worked up to hysterics if he isn't fed. After an hour of that I usually cave. When he does feed, he feeds well, and usually for at least half an hour so he is hungry but the frequency of his night feeds are becoming harder to cope with. I'm so tired, this can't go on, but I'm not sure what to do about it.
We have tried co sleeping but it doesn't work for us as a family I'm not ready/prepared to do CIO at this stage.
Any suggestions about what else we could try would be very welcome!