Laura - posted on 09/01/2010 ( 25 moms have responded )
My Kylie will be turning 7 months old tomorrow. I had heard many mommas say that right around 6 months their little one started getting up at night to feed and that it would last for a week to a few weeks and then they would go back to sleeping through the night. At about 5 1/2 months Kylie started getting up around 3am to eat, and boy did she chug! (I'm breastfeeding). Then at about 6 months she started getting up at midnight AND 3am to eat (again always eating heavily as though she needed it and not just sucking a little for comfort.)
It's now been about 6 weeks since she's started this habit and my husband and I frankly are both getting a bit worn out from it. (I occasionally have him give her a bottle at 3am.) I am starting to think about letting her cry it out for one of those feedings as we know she can sleep through the night since she will here and there randomly. I know it'll break my heart to hear her cry, but I just don't know what else to do.
EDIT: Also I have been giving Kylie "food" for the last month. She gets about 2-3 tblsp of rice or oatmeal cereal and 1-2 tblsp of a fruit and/or a veggie for lunch (around 11-12) and dinner (around 6-7pm).
Did your baby go through a growth spurt like this? How did you handle it?