My son is 7.5 months old and has always been a poor sleeper. He woke every 45-60 minutes until sleep trained at 5 months and then woke every 2-3 hours until 6 months and then I introduced formula overnight to him to help get longer sleep stretches (a myth, I know, but it worked for us!)
Now he had a few good weeks of waking 1-3x only over a 12 hour period but is back to only one 3-4 hour stretch then waking every 2 hours after that. Needless to say I know he can do better for sleep but he’s relying on being fed super minimal amounts every few hours at night and then he settles himself back to sleep. It’s definitely a habit and not a need.
My question is, we are about to further sleep train him in the next week or so but not sure which route to take. Should we allow only one feed over night and train him to settle without one the rest of the night and then eventually wean off that feed or should we just stop it entirely all in one go ?
His schedule is:
10am nap (1-1.5 hours)
230/3 nap (30-45 minutes)
He has three meals, two snacks a day, some water, breastfeeds about six times a day, and has about 6-8oz of formula as well now spread throughout the day and at his first evening wake-up.