anyway i can help my 3 month old babygirl get out of the habit of eating in the middle of the night

Timbrel - posted on 08/05/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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? i think she's just eating out of habit now. anything i can do or do i just have to wait til she stops by herself?

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Dian - posted on 08/05/2009

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at three months your baby still needs the food!! I have 9 month twins that now sleep through due to a good bed time routine. I would think that ince you introuduce solids your little one will sleep much better but, then the teething starts LOL

Sara - posted on 08/05/2009

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Also, about the cereal in the bottle to help her sleep...don't do it! I'm not going to give you some lecture about choking hazards or anything, but I will tell you that cereal has very little nutritional value...it will just take up space in her tummy that should be used for milk, so it's robbing her of essential calories she needs. Please just think of it that way before you follow others' advice about that topic. Thanks, :)

Lucy - posted on 08/05/2009

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Your baby is far too young to go through the night without being hungry. Do not stop the night feeds!

Skylor - posted on 08/05/2009

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I would just gave her a dummy , but i still think she's a bit to young to not be eating threw out the night , my baby wakes only once a night & when i go to feed her she falls asleep while feeding .

Sara - posted on 08/05/2009

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She's three months...she might still need to eat at night. I don't think it becomes a problem or a "habit" until the baby is over 6 months or so. My daughter didn't stop her night feeding until she was about 7 months or so and we introduced solids. Just hang in there with her, she'll stop getting up to eat eventually, but you have to be patient.

Mel - posted on 08/05/2009

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have you triec cereal in the bottle? or spoon feeding before bed, high calorie formula before bed or just giving a dummy when she wakes up to see if she goes back to sleep

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Her stomach is a little bigger than the size of a golfball, which is why babies eat so frequently. It's a bit early to stop night feeds.

Michelle - posted on 08/05/2009

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hey wen shes a bit olda ( ova 12mnths) if u take the bottle away she should stop wakin for it but as for now my daughta was around 4-5mnths wen i startd only givin her wata in the middle of the nite, it was hard the first few days cuz she just screamd for a bottle but very soon relised it wasnt wrth wakin for.... the child clinic gave me this advice so it is ok but make sure u make up for it durin the day...gud luk

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3 months is a little to expect them to go more than 6 hours without eating. You could try making the last feed of the evening a little later or else giving her a dream feed right before you go to bed if you're trying to get a longer stretch of sleep. Otherwise you should probably wait.

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