waking up at night for milk !

Raghad - posted on 03/07/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My baby is 10 months and she still wakes up at night for milk , how can I train her to sleep continously without asking for milk?

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Amanda - posted on 03/08/2010

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My daughter is 11 mos and she does the same thing. She started waking up about a month ago when she was sick and I'd nurse her back to sleep. Well, that started a habit and before we knew it we were waking up 2-3 times a night! My husband and I started trying to figure out why we were so exhausted during the day and then it finally hit us -- duh! We've reverted back to her sleeping pattern when she was 3 mos old. She was sleeping 12 hrs straight before her ear infection so now we have to work back to that. When she wakes up in the night these days it's usually because she's cold or needs a diaper change. So, either my husband or I go in to meet her needs and help her fall back to sleep. The first night was the hardest and took about an hour to get her back to sleep, but it's gotten easier since. We just started implementing the "no milk" during the night within the last week and she's already waking up less -- maybe 1x a night.

Renea - posted on 03/08/2010

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My son is 11 months, he was sleeping through the night till at 9 months when he started teething and then wanted to nurse, so I was letting him for the past two months. As of last Wed. decided it was enough.. lol we both needed to sleep through the night. When he woke at night wanting me, my husband went in to check on him, do a diaper change, give him a drink of water, then while still awake put him back in his crib. There were tears, but after 20 min he did go back to sleep on his own. Each night we've done the same, and he's fallen back asleep with less protest . Last night he woke up, was not crying but fussing so we let him sooth himself, and about 10 min later he fell back asleep. It is hard to just let them cry or wine, more so the crying, but try to stick with a plan, it will work. I have also found that an early bed time helps too.

Sarah - posted on 03/08/2010

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my daughter who is 10 months also still occasionally wakes up in the middle of the night, it's not every night maybe 2/3 times a week, she doesn't want milk everytime we try her on juice first to work out whether she is just thirsty and if that doesn't work then we give her milk there isnt a lot you can do at 10 months old as they don't understand if they wake up they don't get anything, i think its just a matter of hoping they grow out of it

Emilie - posted on 03/07/2010

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my daughter is 11 months old and still wakes up at night for a bottle usually only once... if she is holding the bottle herself then try putting her to bed with the bottle she will keep drinking the bottle in her sleep until it is empty and it will keep her in a deeper sleep and she will eventually wake up only once at night or maybe even sleep right through... it worked for me and now my daughter only wakes up once for milk at night :)

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