Apologies for the contentious title, hopefully it grabbed your attention and you can help me! I have breastfed my LO exclusively for nearly 10 months. Partly because I have found it easy and also because when we tried with bottles (admitedly not that forcefully!) she wouldn't go for them. Basically, what I'm saying is it wasn't really a conscious decision, or something I felt particularly strongly about. However, LO has never been a good sleeper. She has had the occasional bout of sleeping through for a week or so, at 5 months, 6 months and 8 months - but that last time was only because we tried controlled crying on the advice of a health visitor. Each time, something has happened to disrupt sleep again - holidays, colds, chicken pox, ear infections - and we've ended up back to square one with her waking several times a night and me feeding her back to sleep. We are at our wits end, and I found myself in tears this evening when my OH suggested that maybe she was waking up because my milk was rubbish and wouldn't sustain her through the night! Those weren't his actual words, but that was the basic message I took. I think my MIL has been on to him that LO won't sleep until she's on formula, but as she's so near a year old, I don't think there's any point trying out different formulas and bottles until we find one she goes for. My intention is for her to have cows milk from a beaker when she is one. In my opinion, she is waking out of habit and feeding as it's the only way she knows to get back to sleep. Apologies for those of you who have read my rants on this before, but is there any truth in the idea that the quality of milk declines the longer you feed? And are there any breastfed babies out there that sleep through?!