About 6wks ago Lola woke in the night and wouldn't go back to sleep until she had a milk feed,she instantly want back to sleep so I know she was hungry and wanted/needed her milk.i wouldn't ever with hold milk hun,they r still growing ALOT and their body is waking them telling them they need to eat.ur hv sounds very mean tbh xx
I wake up sometimes hungry at night, and I would not be able to go back to sleep if I don't snack on something. Why would a hungry baby go back to sleep?
I usually try dummy first, and if that workes, great, if not, feed.
My lo now can self settle at night so if he wakes up it's usually because he is hungry or cold or hot or his nose is blokes or he has belly each. I don't think CIO will help in your case.
Go with your instincts. I didn't night wean Maria til 13 months when she was ready and didn't really want the feeds anymore (although now she sometimes wants one again but I just feed her, certainly better for me than having her whinge for a few hours in the middle of the night)
Trust your mommy instinct, if you feed her and she is soothed, she probably really needs to eat. Especially if she has been reaching new milestones, she could need to eat more. You could try giving her a bottle of warm water, and if it helps her, she might just want the comfort, and will eventually stop waking as she knows she'll only get the bottle. I haven't done that, but have a few friends who have and it got their LO's to sleep through.
I still feed my Lo in the night - sometimes twice!!
The last 2 nights he has woken at 5am in an absolute screaming fit and ive gone and made a bottle and he downed the whole 6oz so he obviously was hungry and went back to sleep. Hes unwell and teething at the mo so I dont mind if he comforts eats as long as it stops the squeals in the middle of the night!!!
I would do what you feel comfortable with - me personally i will be feeding in the night as long as he wants it up until about 18 months. xx
I always fed Rex when he woke up in the middle of the night. After 6 months he was FF & he was on 3 'meals' by then plus 7oz morning, mod afternoon, before bed & dream feed. But most nights he still woke & the only thing would settle him was a bottle. So milk he had! I gradually cut his night feed down to 4oz as he started to fuss with his morning bottle so figured he didn't 'need' his night feed anymore, he just 'wanted' if. We stuck at 4oz for ages as he'd then drink a full 7oz on waking. Over time, he'd STTN some nights, want it on other nights. I'd say it was only around 9 months that he consistently stopped waking for a feed. But even now when he's been ill or teething & is off his food, he still wakes & won't resettle without milk. It's only in the past month I've dared to not make a bottle up for the night. But I still sterilise a bottle & have a carton in just in case!
Mine started doing this after three months of sleeping through. So at six months I started giving him night feeds and he falls right back to sleep.
However if recently been trying the water and he'll have almost 5oz sometimes but even this settles him.
I half agree with the hv. Babies get used to the night feed and could rely on it through habit. Try water then milk it could just be a comfort thing. On the other hand if they need it they will wake again a few moments after water as still not full. It's trial and error but remember the more you eat the more your metabolism works. My lo sometimes will have a nightdress then wake again for another a few hours later and have two in one night which is abnormal for him. If they are putting on weight and not too much nor too little go with what fits for both of you
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