In addition to the other postings:
You cannot simply assume that breastfed and bottle fed are better or worse off.
2) Every baby is DIFFERENT in temperament and personality...thus, you cannot "assume" that once you stop breastfeeding "your" baby will suddenly sleep. EACH baby has their own spirit and personality...just with my own 2 kids, which I both breastfed, they BOTH have and had their own sleep patterns and abilities to soothe or sleep.
3) even if a baby is fed lots before bed, it does NOT guarantee that it will "make" the baby sleep ALL night. It is a myth that a "full" and fed INFANT given rice-cereal will sleep through the night.
4) this is the way it is with breastfeeding.
5) your baby may be going through a growth-spurt... and if so, they get hungrier...they are growing and need to feed more since their intake naturally increases due to their growing needs. Some babies even fed every hour! Yes! This is also normal. Breastfeeding IS VERY arduous...this is normal. It is not a cake walk.
6) Try and give a baby a pacifier, or lovey or a way to self-soothe. Not all babies know how to self-soothe.
7) If all breastfed Moms did the same thing, and there was a "template" of how to nurse/when to nurse/how to get them to sleep...then all babies would be the same. But they are not. 8) SOME babies wake a lot because they are not getting enough intake, or they are teething, or they are going through separation anxiety, or they have gas, or they simply do not know how to self-soothe. And mostly...it is because they are going through developmental changes....I can almost guarantee, that when your baby starts to get her gross motor skills such as crawling/pulling up/sitting up/and rolling over....that this will affect her sleep. This is common, this is normal. EVERY change they go through developmentally, WILL affect their slumber at night and during the night.
9) some babies "cluster feed" which means that they feed every hour even. You need to feed on demand.
10) If you want to "train" your baby NOT to wake at night...well that's up to you. Some simply do not feed their baby at night, they let them cry, they only give them water in a sippy cup, or give their baby a lovey or pacifier or bottle only at night, or they give the night-time duty to Daddy to handle thereby changing the bedtime/night time routine.
12) remember though, that a baby's feeding habits DO NATURALLY change all the time... just because she wakes a lot to feed does not mean she is "not" normal. She is probably going
through a growth spurt.
sorry I don't mean to sound blunt, but, it is frustrating that some think breastfed babies are more problematic & less developed and less independent than bottle fed babies, and less able to sleep. Also, you need to realize, that you cannot expect a baby to sleep ALL night... even a child at 6 years old or a Teenager or an Adult will wake during the night for whatever reason, whether to go pee, or because of a night mare or whatever. So... expecting a baby to sleep all darn night is going to be frustrating. It's a Parental expectation...not a baby's. And, sleep is not static or consistent either... it will fluctuate all their lives.
All the best,