My son is 6 1/2 months old and has slept an 8 hour stretch one time. Most nights he is getting up at least once to nurse, sometimes (recently) twice. Usually his long stretch is maybe 6 hours, although recently it's been 4. Anyway, my concern is that maybe he doesn't know how to soothe himself back to sleep. Often, when I go in to him, he is on his back (he is a belly sleeper) and he is screaming (he does NOT like to sleep on his back). Anyway, every night before bedtime, I nurse him (so he goes longer til next feeding) and he falls asleep. I've been told you should lay them down when they are drowsy but not asleep. Which, sometimes that happens and he often does go to sleep. And for his naps, sometimes that happens too and he does go to sleep then. But most of the time, he falls asleep nursing. Should I be trying to change the bedtime routine to get him to fall asleep on his own more often? Is it so strange that he is not sleeping through the night yet without eating in the middle?