It is believed that bad sleeping can coincide with developmental stuff. It is likened too the feeling when you have so much going on in your mind (I need to go grocery shopping, I must remember to post that letter, did I lock the front door?) that you can't sleep.
I'm not sure about the bf'ing. Maybe he's confused as to why he can have boob at night but not in the day?
See, he is fine during the day. He doesnt try to pull my shirt or nything and he gets really excited when he sees me preparing the bottle...
so im thinking it is something to do with re-assurance? but what can i do? We are trying to give him a bottle of formula each time he wakes up at night but because he wakes up every hour, it feels wrong to feed him so often... and even if we load him with milk he still wants my nipple for comfort... I dont understand why is that?
Can you get your dh to give him a bottle of water at night. I am sure he will soon become bored with it, especially if you are not there smelling all yummy and milky . My ds was the same when i went back to work! Luckily it was only a term temp and he settled a few months later. He is forever pulling at my top all day though (but he is 21 months).# I think if you want to stop bfing all together then enlist the help of dh if he can do it!