Hi- wondering if anyone else has gone through this and what your experience was. . . .
my lo is 4.5 months and I have been breastfeeding at night only since going back to work a month ago. Well my supply tanked and he was not getting enough to eat at night. We had just made it through the 4month WF it seemed, and he was back to waking twice a night to eat. But after my supply tanked, he was not satisfied and started waking shortly after being placed back in his crib. So, I decided to stop breastfeeding and switch to all formula (still have a pretty good freezer stash im using during the day). So the past few nights, he has been a terrible sleeper and hungry all the time! he goes to bed at 8 and wakes at 10,12,3 and 5:30! and he acts like he is starving! sucking on me and screaming if he doesn?t get a bottle. Before bottle feeding he was prob getting a total of four oz over night from the breast, and now he is getting almost 8-10. He is seriously acting hungry and I have been feeding him, but starting at two oz and if he isn?t satisfied offering more.
He also had an issue breastfeeding to sleep, so I know he is missing the boob. But even on the bottle he will drift off, and when I take the bottle away, he will flip out and scream like he is starving! He has also been a little hungrier than normal during the day, so Im wondering if teething/little growth spurt is making the issue worse?
I?m not interested in eliminating the night feedings altogether with sleep training, since he has reflux and has a hard time getting all the oz he needs during the day and he needs the feedings. I used ferber during the 4mw to get him back to two feedings a night and try to break the nurse to sleep association, but this is so different. He is SO ANGRY, if I don?t feed him!
Sorry for the novel, is there light at the end of the tunnel? His behavior just did such a 180!