Kate - posted on 12/13/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hello! my 6 month old has been sleeping through the night for the past 3 months. Recently we changed his formula per the doctors suggestion to a formula that was not thickened with rice starch. We were on the original formula because he was spitting up, but now we are on a regular formula and he is doing great except he wakes up in the 2 or 3 o'clock hour seeming to be very hungry. He is eating about 30 to 36 ounces of formula per day plus solids twice per day. Usually fruit and veg puree. my question is, I am wondering if it is good to feed him in the night when he wakes up, or if he is starting to form a bad habit of teaching his body to eat during the night. I think he is getting enough during the day, but maybe he feels less full on the new formula? I am not sure. I never want to ignore my baby if he is truly hungry, but I also do not want to teach him to eat during the night and get used to that. Any advice would be great. Thank you so much!