David is 10 months, and BFed and cosleeping. He sleeps terribly. With James we breastfed and coslept, and then around 8 months he night weaned himself, and started sleeping through the night in his own bed. I guess I kind of thought something similar would happen with David, but it seems like it will not. He nurses more at night time now than he did as a newborn.
Our nights typically go like this:
7 - I nurse him down to sleep
8- He wakes up, I go and nurse him again.
10- He wakes up again- more nursing
11:30- He wakes up, I give up on him sleeping alone and go to bed, nursing him again.
I don't look at the clock during the night, but basically if he is disturbed in the slightest he has to latch back on get to get to sleep. There are definitely nights where he's waking up an needing to latch on and nurse a little bit 5 or 6 or more times. (after I go to bed) Needless to say, I don't feel particularly rested in the morning. We have a crib sidecarred up to our bed where he sleeps for naps and before I come to bed. After I come in to bed if I try to put him in his crib he is awake within seconds. I try this atleast once every night, and it has never worked. I've kind of tried cry it out for his waking before I go to bed, I have not had any success with that, sometimes he will fall asleep after a few minutes of crying for nap/bedtime, but no amount of crying seems to lead to sleeping during his night waking. (by no amount I mean 20 mins or so which is the most i'm really comfortable with. hours of CIO is just not for me.)
So I guess my question is, is this normal co-sleeping behavior? Is it a phase related to teething/growth spurt/etc, that will pass at