Lindee - posted on 01/07/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )
My baby boy just turned 8 months old and was breastfed for the first 7 months of his life and then due to stress from my divorce from his Daddy I lost my milk. He did VERY well transforming to formula, drinks 5 oz every 4 hours but has NEVER slept through the night. Seems to be better now that we are on formula but hes up every 3-4 in the night!
He loves the binky but when I try to give it to him in the middle of the night he goes back to sleep but within 5 minutes he starts crying again.
My main problem is that I live with my parents since the separation from my ex and their room is right above my kids' room ( I also have a 3 1/2 year old).
So my mom wont let me let him "cry it out". It keeps them up, they hear him everytime he wakes up. He's only eating 2-3 oz when I make him a bottle but I am not getting any sleep! I'm exhausted all day long.
He does great with our schedule during the day and he's only napping less than 4 hours during the day. 1-2 hours mid-morning and 2-3 hours around 2 pm.
Not to mention I have to rock him to sleep EVERY nap and bedtime!