I am not very active on this board, but I lurk all the time.
My son is 8 months old and has bed shared since birth. We have gone through ups and downs with the night-wakings, but I am getting to the end of my rope.
He did cut his top teeth a couple weeks ago. I was going with his cues through the process, waking to "nurse" every 1-2 hours through the night, although he probably only actually ate once in the night. The last time he was teething (bottom teeth) he did the same, but then went back to his normal sleeping routine, which was about once a night.
Now, he is up, every night, every hour and a half to two hours. He will fall right back to sleep if I nurse him, but I am getting NO sleep right now. I also work full time and wake up at 5 am, so this is getting difficult. I enjoy co-sleeping, but I am unsure of how to teach him to go back to sleep without nursing first. The kid would stay latched on all night if he could.
Is this possible to do while still in bed with me? I don't know if the "breastaurant" being right there next to him is too much? I am starting to think I need to move him to his room, but he is so used to sleeping with mama, I think it would be pretty upsetting for him. He's never slept in his crib.
Anyone have experience with partial night weaning while bed sharing? I am hoping this isn't an all or nothing situation. Thanks in advance for any advice.