Kara - posted on 02/23/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
My 8 1/2 month old baby boy will not take a bottle. He is still nursing and will not sleep through the night. I have tried various bottles, he will take a sippy cup or bottle with water. He likes it for chewing on since now he is teething. He doesn't take much out of it though. Today I tried watered down juice and he enjoyed it but it isn't serving as replacement for bf. Furthermore he is a poor sleeper. He typically wakes up around 2-3am every night and after I nurse him back to sleep he wakes up again every hour to hour 1/2. I am exhausted! Plus he has been waking up around 11 every night now since his teeth are coming in. While I wanted to breastfeed longer than my other 2 sons I have created some really bad sleeping habits and feel I need to wean him off bf soon! Im so tired I don't' have the energy to let him cry out at night. I need somewhat of my life back because I am a walking zombie.
Kind suggestions only, Thanks!