Quoting Mother of Broccoli.:" Very good point. I feel like I haven't done this in forever, and it's only been a few months I did ... [snip!] ... of the night, and it helped her not wake as frequently. She also uses a paci so that seemed to cut back wake ups as well. "
For us when we did not give our LO a paci he started to use his fingers instead. It made me so happy because I did not have to worry about always having a paci around
I think you should try giving a big feeding before bed then at the first waking if it is more than 4 hours later rub LO feet a little to keep him eating. Then if he wakes up before 4 hrs again maybe try just the paci because this time LO might just want to suckle. Then then next time LO should be really hungry again so try with the back rubbing to get LO eating a little more
That is what I would try, I use the boob but it still works about the same. Some times I can tell that LO is really hungry at night and other times just sucks a few seconds and wants to sleep
Hum... you could even try the paci first and see if LO goes back to sleep or if LO fusses and rutes for food