My 3 1/2 year old still wakes 3-7 times a night. A couple of times a week she is awake for 2 hours in the middle of the night and is simply unable to go back to sleep for that time. That wakefulness is significantly more than our 3 month old. She needs to breastfeed back to sleep after each waking. I am not interested in advice about stopping breastfeeding or about not co-sleeping.
We tried eliminating wheat for about 3 weeks (with a single lapse) over the summer but it didn't help much. Should I try the Dr. Sears elimination diet? It seems so limiting. It is one thing for me but doing that to her when she is already a picky eater seems pretty intense.
Are there any tests that are worth the time and money? Online, people seemed to think that the most reliable indicator was an elimination diet. Does anyone have a different diet they prefer?
Has anyone had success with sleep issues based on things they found their child was intolerant to after doing the elimination diet?
Desperate for more sleep. Sorry if I left out anything important but I am pretty tired.