If your child is waking up that often to nurse at 10 months, I think talking to the pediatrician would be a good idea. Mom's health is important too (If Momma isn't happy, NO BODY is happy!).
I was so exhausted with my dd13 and ds8 that I pulled them into bed with us. Ds8 slept with me from the beginning b/c I couldn't pick him up from the bassinet due to back problems. So he and I slept in dd13's bed, and she slept with Dad in the waterbed (no newborns in a waterbed!). She had been sleeping there for years, due to extreme night terrors and an older bro who was hurting her in the night w/o our knowing it.
So I was able to doze while the babies nursed, and didn't have to fully wake up. With dd13 I was back to working 60 hour weeks when she was 6 weeks old. I was exhausted b/c she had colic and cried if she wasn't held. So, that is what worked for us.
I hope you find a solution or way to help soon.
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