Lisa - posted on 06/25/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
My baby wakes at night with hunger. For awhile, it was occurring every hour to two hours... similar to cluster feeding. A few nights ago, in desperation for sleep, I started giving him one bottle at 10 or 11 pm, with the hope that he would then sleep satiated until at least 4. No such luck. He continues to wake up at 1 am (easy to get back to sleep) and then at 2 am, ready to eat. Despite all effort at his 2 am waking, he will not return to sleep until I feed him sometime after 3. The doctor recommended giving him 5 oz. but last night we increased it to 6 oz. to no avail. Would it do any good to increase it to 8 oz? My fear is that increasing the amount of bottle will somehow affect how well he does with my breast milk. I don´t intend to stop breast feeding the rest of the day, though.
Please, if you have suggestions, I am open to hearing them. We have tried everything we could think of before starting the bottle. I am very, very tired.