My DS is 9.5 months old (DOB 5/29/10) and he has recently regressed to waking 2x/night instead of just 1x/night. He wakes up every 4 hours, and I nurse him back to sleep. I think he is very hungry, but I can't tell for sure. He sleeps in a separate room (we all sleep much, much better that way, as much as I didn't want to admit it!) so I don't know if it's because by the time I hear him crying and get to him, he's maybe a little frantic? (I have no idea how long he's crying. I don't think it's long - but I don't have any proof of that)
He has 4 teeth - lower and upper front ones. He's pretty gentle during the day, unless he's VERY hungry. But, at night, his teeth HURT. He's not biting, but his jaw definitely isn't open enough and it just hurts. I'm sick of getting up every 4 hours at night to get chewed on. We're considering trying a bottle at night but he's never taken a bottle at home well - he takes one at daycare pretty well, but only from certain people.
I'm also wondering if we should be looking at nightweaning and not having him fall asleep at the breast, for the health of his teeth! I don't want him to fall asleep with milk in his mouth and end up with rotten teeth.
Any tips on what age babies should be nightweaned or any tips on at least helping him wake up just 1x/night, which is totally tolerable? Also, any tips on "rough" nursers at night?