DS2 is 12mo. The past 2 weeks he's just stopped sleeping at night. Before this he was sleeping several hours (5 was normal) at a time. Now he's awake every 2 hours. He wants to nurse and will only sleep with boob in his mouth...which would be fine but he also started biting on top of it. (The other night he bit down HARD at least twice. He does it in his sleep) I'm exhausted and my nipples are raw and hurting. He eats constantly during the day (food and breastmilk) so I can't imagine he's hungry...
We've tried just about everything...
- Pain Meds before bed (Advil and Tylenol)
- Food before bed
- No food before bed
- Falling asleep in bed
- Falling asleep elsewhere (change of location doesn't change the waking)
- Falling asleep with Mommy
- Falling asleep with Daddy bouncing him
This morning I even said, "I'm sorry you can't nurse" and put him in between DH and I...he lost his mind. He got hysterical and was throwing himself around the bed.
I'm exhausted. I just can't do this anymore. My 2yo doesn't nap and can't be trusted for ME to nap. I'm seriously considering setting up the pack-n-play in the other room and just letting him CIO. If he would just LAY THERE and scream (in bed with us...that's what his brother did when we night-weaned) it would be different...but he gets violent and throws himself around.