My baby is milk mad during the night!!!??? help

Charlotte - posted on 10/16/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son has just turned 9Mnths and Im dealing with the same situation but i havent moved or anything like you guys....

we used to give him milk at night to settle him now hes waking up nearly or more than 10 times a night....i dont know if its because he is so used to the milk now he jus decides to wake up for it....

i cant sleep that good as it is but i would sure like a nights rest even if i dnt sleep....He is still in the same room as we did have my 2 sons in together but my eldest son had the tendancy to wake the little one up so now weve decided to sort the spare room out but until it is finished then he is in with us.....please help

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Kella - posted on 10/20/2009

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My son is doing this too! He used to sleep all night and not wake up at all for a bottle til morning...Now he is up every few hours for a bottle!!

Kirstie - posted on 10/19/2009

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aaah - I have a nine month old who also wont sleep at night and will only go down with massess of milk. We water it down now - half strength. We find its definitely a claming thing for him not so much hunger or thirst. The trick is to teach them to self calm - which I'm still trying to figure out how exactly one does that without excessive crying!!! Good luck!

Charlotte - posted on 10/18/2009

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Hes on formula hun....its like i jus close my eyes to sleep n hes squirmin n bit of a cry then giv him milk n put his dummy in then hes back off untill bout an hour later....im not a good sleeper myself n i dnt mind but its not good for him or me....growth spurt hmmmmm??? xcxcx

Mandy - posted on 10/16/2009

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he is possibly going through a growth spurt. is he on formula or breastmilk?

Carrie - posted on 10/16/2009

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If he's genuinely not hungry I think its quite likely he's waking up for milk out of habit, maybe try giving him water instead, I used to do this with my son, he soon decided it wasn't worth waking up for water :-) x

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