8 month old bottle refusing dd wakes 4 times each night... please help!!

(3 Posts)
sharond101 Sat 09-Jan-16 21:51:54

I am at the end of my tether. My dd is 8 mo and wakes every 2-3 hours and only settles back down with a feed. She takes a deep feed like she is really hungry and I am worried my milk is not satisfying her but she won't take a bottle. I have tried several and cups and am now thinking cold turkey is the only way to do it but I am scared it won't fix the problem and I'll be worse off since as well as waking 3-4 times I'll be making up bottles of formula too. This started before weaning, around 10 weeks ago. I tried to night wean her but every night she screamed for 3-4 hours solid, waking the whole house up and doing my back in whilst trying to comfort her.

Cel982 Sat 09-Jan-16 21:59:24

Been there, OP. It's rough, but it's also very normal. 8-9 months is a bad time for sleep, mine improved a lot after that. Do you co-sleep? Learning to safely co-sleep completely changed my nights, it meant she could feed whenever she wanted without me having to fully wake up or move at all. Without it I don't know how I would have coped.

sharond101 Sat 09-Jan-16 22:25:52

I try to co-sleep but I never actually sleep, I find it too distracting having her so close to me.

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