Hope you can help. DS has just turned 9 months old and for the past 2 weeks he's started to wake up crying loudly about every 40 minutes during the night. He's never slept through but always had a sort of pattern from about 6 weeks old of going to bed anywhere between 7-8pm, waking for a feed at about 11:30 and then again at about 4am, followed by getting up between 6-7am. Whenever he's been teething or having a growth spurt then he's woken between every 1-2hrs during the night but this has always been for a week at the most.
He's lactose intolerant and unknowingly I've been feeding him homeopathic teething granules with lactose in!!! Argh! So I've now ordered some lactose free ones and put myself on a lactose free diet just to be sure. When he's been waking up these last two weeks he's been crying out then arching his back and farting like a moped! I'm guessing that's the lactose? Now we've been lactose free for a few days we are back to him waking every 1-2hr during the night but he doesn't always want the breast and often gives a really loud, annoyed cry which only settles when I pick him up and rock him. I'm not sure what it could be. I could cope with the hourly wakings when he was younger because there was never a loud cry and he always just took the breast and we'd both fall straight back to sleep. Now he's doing this crying out and I'm wondering if its frustration or rage - he's started to get mad in the day, especially when tired, if we don't understand his requests (for say a particular toy) straight away. Is this a sleep regression? Does anyone have any ideas for herbs/homeopathy that could help or any other advice?