My 14 month old will not sleep for more than 2 hours without waking up to be fed. He eats several times a day, every 2 hours. He only eats small portions. I have tried to increase his food intake, but he refuses to eat more than a little bit at a time. I thought that this was due to breastfeeding, but he recently started accepting a bottle (which had never happened before) and nothing changed. On top of that, he also doesn't sleep enough. He never sleeps for more than 8 hours a day, including an afternoon nap. He's very active, clingy and whiny. I am exhausted and lost. Please help.
Hello, Sorry about this problem with him. He may have small stomach capacity causing frequent hunger. Please try to give thickened formula and oil/butter rich semisolids to increase sleep time. Night time sleep may be increased using melatonin preparation (a normally secreted brain sleep hormone) in low dose.
You may also visit a site www.babysleepsite.com for more ideas about increasing his nap time (a downloadable booklet).
Hope he is keeping his growth curve in height and weight.
Thank you for answering. He is at 95% on the chart.