Jennifer - posted on 06/29/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )
My youngest angel is 9 months today. Most nights she still wakes 1-2 times at night for a feeding. I'm not a CIO kind of person, but would like to see if I can stop these night feedings. Sometimes I wonder if she is just thirsty. With all my older kids (I have 4 total), they really weren't into food much until they turned one, so that is when I cut back to only water at night if they needed it. My 9 month old on the other hand loves to eat food. She eats about the equivilent of 3 stage 2 jars (I use both jarred and homemade) a day, and 6 Tbs of infant cereal. She also eats quite a few cherios and a few chopped up veggies and fruits (like cooked carrots and watermelon). On top of that, she is still drinking 32+ oz of formula a day. She usually runs right between the 75-85% for her weight compared to her height, so I don't think it should hurt her any in that area. I just don't know if she is too young to start this. I've thought about starting with just 1/2 strength formula (only at night of course), but don't know if that would really do any good. What are some others' opinions?