Eating during night

Gergana - posted on 02/09/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My girl will be 6th months on 16th Feb and still wakes up at night to drink milk. She usually wakes up within 3 hrs and breastfeed her. Please tell me is it normal and how to help avoiding desire for milk in night?

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Debbilou - posted on 02/12/2010

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My daughter is 6 months and still wakes up twice a night to eat but then goes straight back to sleep. My pediatrician says it is normal for breastfed babies to nurse like that.

Mumtaz - posted on 02/11/2010

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dont worry about it. My son was bresat fed and he used to wake up every three hours for milk night or day. My daughter will also be 6 mths on feb 16 and she is formula fed. She doesnt get up at all. and sleeps thru. Each child is different.

Kisha - posted on 02/09/2010

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my daughter sleeps 10p-6a then i'll wake her to eat, but she's only been sleeping through the night for about 2 weeks so be patient all kids are different she will come around (and for all my breastfeeding mothers, sleeping through the night all positive, going 8-10 hours without feeding HURTS i make my daughter wake at 6 because I can't handle it any longer than that) good luck!

Emily - posted on 02/09/2010

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Yes it is completely normal, and I don't think there's much you can or should do about it. Babies outgrow this need in their own time. Every baby develops differently.

Nicole - posted on 02/09/2010

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i think this is totally normal! breastfed babies tend to eat the most during nighttime hours. my son nurses almost constantly while we sleep (he'll be 6 months on feb 15). to avoid mother burnout, we co-sleep and he can nurse without either of us having to fully awaken. it Totally safe and i enjoy it as its some of the only cuddle time i get :)



breast milk is still the most important food right now. from what ive read, cereal should only be supplemental to milk - not replace it.



* (breastfed babies eat more frequently bc it digests faster than formula)

Amy - posted on 02/09/2010

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My son used to do that but since we started to give him baby cereal he has stopped because he is full. i mean every once in awhile he will get up but thats just because he wants is binky...i mean maybe your baby just isn't full yet.

Meg - posted on 02/09/2010

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my LO usually wakes up to eat at least once a night tio nurse. i don't really its a big deal at this point.

Beth - posted on 02/09/2010

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my daughter is almost 6 months and still wakes up one time at night for a 5 or 6 oz bottle. She is formula fed

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