Is it ok to bring back milk at night? Feel like a failure someone please reassure me
My lo has a cough, cold and teething (fun I know) bringing those sleepless nights back! He wakes up at around midnight every night without fail and last night woke up 3 times (both my partner and I had to be up at 6.30 for work) and we try everything from calpol , nurofen, teething granules and warm water, now all that seems to work is milk again and I know they say after 6 months they don't need milk but he's 9 months now and drinking 4-5 ounces... I don't know what to do, he doesn't want to eat much during the day just drink milk
Hi I personally think it doesn't hurt when they r sick. My dd is 9mo also and she's had a sick bug, chest infection and teething in the last 7 weeks and every time she has gone off her food and needed more bottles (including one or two feeds in the night as well) and once she's better she's gone back to her normal routine no probs. I think it all about keeping them full, hydrated and comforted when they are ill. Plus it's super quick to just give a bottle in the night and then they tend to settle back really quickly anyway xx
Not sure what you mean about babies not needing milk after 6 months...? Do you mean just at night or do you mean that they should be eating solids instead of getting most of their nutrition from formula or breast milk? A 9 month old baby should be having 24-32 oz of breast milk or formula per day.
Anyway, sick or not, if your baby wants to drink, then please let him. I'm sorry that he's sick - hopefully he will feel better soon!
when i moved my 7 month old into his own room at night he would wake up and the only way i could settle him back down was to give him milk. once he got used to it and settled straight to sleep after his bottle without fussing i changed it water and he didn't seem to notice, the next step is hopefully him not waking for just water.
If my LO (7 months) wakes in the night it is always for a bottle and she'll drain the lot before going back to sleep nice and peacefully. I'll keep doing this as long as she needs to. She rarely finishes a bottle during the day so I'm glad to get a bit more into her.
I say give him what he wants, especially if he's a bit off it.
My LO was sleeping through the night from around 3 or 4 months and then suddenly around 6 months started spending the wole night wimpering on and off, I spent the entire night gettin gup every 10 minutes and putting his dummy in. Now I give him a bottle when he wakes and he goes striaght back to sleep. I don't care about guidelines, if my baby wakes cryign and wont go back down until he has a bottle, then he needs a bottle and I will continue to do this until he no longer wants it. He doesn't take much milk now during the day as he is on 3 spoonfeeds.
Everything goes out the window when they are poorly/teething. My DS had a viral rash a couple of weeks ago and was barely eating so I offered him bottles at his meal times when he didn't want any solids. He then eventually got better and took more & more food. It's so hard but just keep doing what your doing. Mums know best
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