hello moms. I try not to label my son's hodgepodge sleep patterns as "good" or "bad" but, it is very challenging to survive on small amounts of interrupted sleep. A good nights sleep is when I nurse him every 4 hours or so. Its really only getting up twice for me (3x for him) and I can handle that pretty well. Lately though he has been waking every 2 hours. I have decided to stop nursing him every 2 hours because 1. i know he is not hungry and 2. we all need to move through this stage! So, tonight we will try the patting him back to sleep unless its been long enough that I know he needs food. I thank the last post for some practical advice on this method.
Surviving days like today when I am a zombie from lack of sleep is without a doubt the hardest part of being a nursing mom. Any more stories of how to coax a 7 month into returning to sleep will be greatly appreciated. I will keep you posted on how this new idea works!