how much milk should my 11 month old be taking?

Tracey - posted on 01/11/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )

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Lucia is 11 months old and is having 17oz of formula milk a day,is this enough as she still doesent sleep all night and i dont know whats causing her to wake constantly through the night, she has 3 solid meals a day as well,and only has one nap in the afternoon and this nap could range from half an hour to hour and a half. Does anyone have any solutions to get her sleeping all night?

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Elissa - posted on 01/14/2010

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my wonderful daughter cried every time she was placed in her crib. i couldnt get her to sleep. i tried everything. EVERYTHING! but what worked was letting her fall asleep on her own. rocking her for a little bit, then putting her down. she'd cry for a while, every night. till she turned one. and she is FINALLY going to sleep willingly. but as for waking up. your daughter prolly needs more naps. ive found that if my daughter only gets one nap that day then she wakes up in the middle of the night or very very early in the morning. this is her schedule that may help you. make sure as well that she gets a nice meal before bed time.
7am wake up
breakfast
play
snack (puffs or fruit)
10:00 nap (anywhere from an hour to two.. mostly just an hour)
11am lunch time.. (with fruit/veggies and juice/water)
play play play
1:30pm milk & snack time
2/3pm nap time (at least an hour)
play play play some more!!
6pm dinner time (nicely large dinner)
630 tub time
snuggle time with mommy and daddy...
book reading.
nice warm glass of milk
7/8pm bed time.

SOooooo thats my schedule maybe something will help you. this worked for my daughter. but sometimes its just a matter of personality. like i said she wouldnt fall asleep with out crying till just a week ago!! good luck!!!

Nicole - posted on 01/14/2010

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My son is 11 1/2 months a used to take two naps up until about 2 months ago. Now he just takes one mid day nap, and I let him take it whenever he would like. He goes to bed at 7-730 and he wakes with me when I take my older son to school in the morning at 6:30. I'm not a fan of schedules, babies aren't robots imo. I have a "guideline" I go by to ensure he is eating and sleeping enough and I just go on his cues for what he wants to do. If he's tired then he naps, if he's hungry he eats, other then that I enjoy him and watch him grow. I was a scheduler with my first son and I enjoy my younger son at this age without the stress of sticking to a schedule.

April - posted on 01/14/2010

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Ya the med professionals, always have conflicting advice, so I just say it is per baby and parents. I wish my lil man would take two naps I would be in heaven! But he is just a real active baby, now if he is sick then he sleeps alot. But other then that he does his one nap a day, and sleeps 12 hours waking twice for about 15 min each time, but he isnt real fussy, less you dont get him some grub lol. But other then that he is one of the most happiest babies ever. I waited 10 plus years for him, after many m/cs and told I would never be able to have babies, I just look at my lack of sleep as a positive thing, I would do it all all over again, just to have my lil man for sure. Although I am hoping my next one sleeps more haha. Good luck everyone! APril

Jodi - posted on 01/11/2010

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My son (1yr) will do 1 hour to 3 hours for a nap and then sleep 10-12 hours at night (unless teething). He has bwtween 19 and 25oz of milk (6 of these before bed) and 3 meals a day with snack inbetween. This is an average as he some times has a less food other times more, I let him choose.

Maybe try some snacks between meals raison, apples, oranges etc are always great. That is if you think she is still hungry (you can check with you HV who should give you a good idea of the amount (at least if its too little to much).



If its not food then what is she after when she wakes at night?

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Sana - posted on 01/14/2010

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My 11 months baby hates formula these days. We just keep stuffing her with fruits, vegetable soups, baby ceraels, baby yougart, hardly 8 oz of formula a day. She takes 2-3 naps a day and plays alot all day. I am worried if 8 oz formula is enough :(??

Brittany - posted on 01/14/2010

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wow my son will be a yr old the 29th.. he has 1 8 oz bottle in the mornings when he wakes up.. one around 3 or so... then one when he goes to sleep around 9:30 at night... he also eats meals throughout the day... he sleeps all night and we repeat the process

Lynsey - posted on 01/14/2010

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It just shows that the advice we get from health professionals is very different. I was told that my daughter who is 1 next week should only be taking 17oz now and then 10-12oz when she is 1. Also that she should be off bottles by the time she is 1! I have her down to one bottle a day - at bedtime. My daughter has 4oz milk with her porridge and some toast, mid morning snack, lunch (main meal and pudding), snack in afternoon, tea (main meal and pudding) and then 8oz bottle at bedtime. We make up the rest of the milk with cheese, yoghurt, and milky puddings. She has two naps per day and sleeps all night (unless teething). My health visitor told me that food should be offered until they refuse (i.e. fill them up with food as opposed to bottles of milk at this stage). Isnt it confusing! Saying that Hailey is putting on weight, sleeps well and is thriving so it must be working.
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April - posted on 01/13/2010

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My lil man will be 1 on the 20th, and heck he still wakes up also. I think every baby is diff. He goes to bed between 8-9 just depending on how long of naps he had. But he normally only takes one nap during the day for about an hour. Just before bed he eats his lil snack and has a 8 ounce formula bottle. This is the only time of the day he takes bottles is at night now. He sleeps till around 2 am then is up to eat a 4-5 ounce bottle, and then again around 6 to eat another 4-5 ounces. Then up and at em by 8 am. Some ppl say I should make him go with out in the middle of night, but the way I see things if he is hungry and needs to eat, we wouldnt turn our selves away if we where hungry. Some babies just grow diff, and need more. Good luck

Melanie - posted on 01/13/2010

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Do you think she is cold or too hot at night? I actually had to add another layer and a sleep sack when the weather started getting colder and that helped a ton for him to sleep better. I have also heard the less nap time they get the worse they sleep at night. My son, almost 1, was drinking about 21oz of formula plus 3 solid meals and 2 snacks a day. Now that we are weaning him into milk, his ped says he should only have 16oz of milk a day and be more dependant on his solids so we have bulked up his solid meals a bit. He is a big boy so he does eat alot. He also takes 2 naps a day, usually an hour to 1.5 hours each nap and he sleeps 12-13 hours straight at night.

Melanie - posted on 01/13/2010

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Yes, Tracey! A good rule of thumb for formula (or w/ other liquids, apple juice, water--NO citrus juices yet, though), is multiply your baby's weight by 2.5 - 2.7 ounces of formula. This is the amount she should be having a day. Also, regarding sleep, having the same schedule is CRUCIAL! Try two naps/day. (i.e. bedtime at 7:30 pm--really not a good idea to have late night bedtimes--wake around 12 hrs later, breakfast at 8, playtime, 7-8 oz bottle at 10 am, nap at 10:30, lunch at 12, playtime, 7-8 oz bottle at 2 pm, nap at 2:30, dinner at 5-5:30, playtime, bottle at 7, bedtime at 7:30) Hope it helps!!

Heather - posted on 01/13/2010

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I would say more sleep during the day or an earilier bedtime. My 11 month old eats about 18 oz with meals and snacks, sleeps 2 naps for 3-4 hours during the day and 11 hours at night. She does wake up during the night every now and then, but we don't feed her. Just a little comfort and we let her CIO.

Nicole - posted on 01/13/2010

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Does your child have acid reflux? i have a one year old and when he was about three months i had problems with him. It turned out that he had acid reflux. He was put on medicine for it and has been fine since.

Merin - posted on 01/12/2010

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Ummm does she like a pillow.. Mya would not sleep in her bed thew the night..she would wake up as soon as we put her in her crib so i tired her with a pillow and she did a little better until recently.. I can only get Mya to drink 2 bottles a day some times its only 6 oz she will drink.. and she would not eat her baby cereal anymore so she started to wake in the middle of the night for a bottle and then playfor 2 hours..So my mom told me to try the oatmeal packages you can get (she said that is what me and my brother would only eath to) and the last 2 nights i have given her the oat meal and now she is sleeping right threw.. hasent even woke up for her soother..

Nicole - posted on 01/12/2010

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According to my pediatrician before they are a year old and they are still taking breastmilk or formula they should be getting a minimum of 26 oz of formula. My dr says that if they aren't getting that much milk then to stop/cut back on the solids because babies don't really need solids until they are a year. Good luck!

Colleen - posted on 01/12/2010

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I just weened my 11 1/2 month old. She is milk intolerant so I have to give her soya formula. My pediatrician/allergist recommends that she have 3 eight oz bottles a day. Although I am having trouble getting her to drink that much. BUT she sleeps awesome 12-13 hours each night.

Christina - posted on 01/12/2010

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More naps! my 11 month old sleeps through the night, and has at least 2 naps during the day. The only time she does not sleep through the night is when she misses her day naps!!

Claire - posted on 01/12/2010

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mine is excatly the same he still has milk during the night as well 2 9oz bottles plus 1 b4 he goes to sleep he has 3 meal and bit inbetween aswell is this norm? my other 2 slept right through from about 12 weeks my health visitor told me to give him water at night ive tried that but he knows the diff and will scream until he gets his milk hes 1 on the 25th and i thought he was being over fed but been told its norm and some children still have milk until there around 2

Lauren - posted on 01/11/2010

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My son was sleeping through the night and then around Thanksgiving he started waking up. I tried the CIO method but he would just cry until it was our regular time to get up so I fed him at that point. Eventually, I just gave up and fed him if he woke up (I am weaning from bfing). Now, he is sleeping though the night again. I think maybe a growth spurt was waking him up? Not sure but am loving that he finally went back to sleeping though! Good luck!

Tracey - posted on 01/11/2010

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Thanks Jodi but im not sure if its hunger,dont look like she is teething either. Never get to see my hv as im working the day she is in,thats why i was asking other mums. Thanks for your advice.

Jodi - posted on 01/11/2010

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My son (1yr) will do 1 hour to 3 hours for a nap and then sleep 10-12 hours at night (unless teething). He has bwtween 19 and 25oz of milk (6 of these before bed) and 3 meals a day with snack inbetween. This is an average as he some times has a less food other times more, I let him choose.

Maybe try some snacks between meals raison, apples, oranges etc are always great. That is if you think she is still hungry (you can check with you HV who should give you a good idea of the amount (at least if its too little to much).



If its not food then what is she after when she wakes at night?

Jodi - posted on 01/11/2010

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My son (1yr) will do 1 hour to 3 hours for a nap and then sleep 10-12 hours at night (unless teething). He has bwtween 19 and 25oz of milk (6 of these before bed) and 3 meals a day with snack inbetween. This is an average as he some times has a less food other times more, I let him choose.

Maybe try some snacks between meals raison, apples, oranges etc are always great. That is if you think she is still hungry (you can check with you HV who should give you a good idea of the amount (at least if its too little to much).



If its not food then what is she after when she wakes at night?

Jodi - posted on 01/11/2010

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My son (1yr) will do 1 hour to 3 hours for a nap and then sleep 10-12 hours at night (unless teething). He has bwtween 19 and 25oz of milk (6 of these before bed) and 3 meals a day with snack inbetween. This is an average as he some times has a less food other times more, I let him choose.

Maybe try some snacks between meals raison, apples, oranges etc are always great. That is if you think she is still hungry (you can check with you HV who should give you a good idea of the amount (at least if its too little to much).



If its not food then what is she after when she wakes at night?

Jodi - posted on 01/11/2010

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My son (1yr) will do 1 hour to 3 hours for a nap and then sleep 10-12 hours at night (unless teething). He has bwtween 19 and 25oz of milk (6 of these before bed) and 3 meals a day with snack inbetween. This is an average as he some times has a less food other times more, I let him choose.

Maybe try some snacks between meals raison, apples, oranges etc are always great. That is if you think she is still hungry (you can check with you HV who should give you a good idea of the amount (at least if its too little to much).



If its not food then what is she after when she wakes at night?

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