I know this has kind of been covered by Trixi but I'm having a hard time at the moment with breastfeeding and need some advice (this is looooong!). DS is a terrible sleeper. This totally threw me as DD was brilliant, at this age she was sleeping 12+ hours a night and napping twice a day I think (once in the morning and once after lunch). He also feeds all the time and struggles with solids. It's very hard not to compare the two but I think he's pretty normal, DD was just quite advanced. At his age she was eating all finger food meals, I've got video of her picking up and eating pasta with gusto etc, I can't believe that now as DS isn't bothered finger foods at all and chokes really badly on them when he does have them. Anyway I'm starting to reach the end of my tether with getting constantly woken up in the night for feeds and being used as a human dummy in the day at the moment. He is teething and has a cold so is looking for comfort, I understand that and it makes me feel bad that I'm losing my patience with breastfeeding. He's a very sicky baby, always has been and there is nothing more gutting that having sat fed him for him to then throw it all back up again. This morning DH has said that he has had enough and it's time for him to be bottlefed. Now before you jump on him, DH is very supportive and has been having time off work whilst I have struggled emotionally the past few months. He's also really supportive of the breastfeeding it's just we've both reached the end of our tether at the moment, especially when DH is repeatedly late for work because things are so stressful at night and in the mornings. Last night when DS woke for the first time DH gave him a bottle , DS took 3.5oz but then was still awake 3 hours later, and 3 hours after that (breastfed both times). This morning I breastfed him for ages after he'd had some breakfast and he threw it all back up, I was so gutted. After he was sick and crying for another feed I couldn't face breastfeeding him again so I gave him 7oz of formula and he's been asleep for nearly 2 hours upstairs. I don't want to give up, I just feel we have no sort of routine in the day (I hate that word!) with the feeding and I'm struggling to get the right balance of solids and breastfeeds. Teatime is the worst because if he eats too much he'll be sick as soon as you lift him out his highchair. He won't take a beaker of water or juice. I'm proud that I've breastfed him for this amount of time, especially with having him when DD was only 14 months, so it has been a struggle. I don't feel ready to give up but I am so low at the moment I can't see how life is going to get any better whilst I am. Can anyone give me an idea of what their 8 month old is eating solids wise in the day and what times they feed because I think I need to push DS into a simple feeding pattern for both our sakes as I feel things are getting out of control now. Yesterday because he was ill I let him feed pretty much solidly for over 3 hours and I'm drained. Thanks if you managed to read this far!!