feeding a sleeping toddler
Dove - posted on 07/11/2016
If baby sleeps through the night... let baby sleep. The only time I would consider waking a child at night to feed is if... 1) it was doctor recommended as it was for my newborn twins until they were both over 5 pounds... or 2) I knew my child was not yet sleeping through the night and would wake to nurse anyway... but I was awake before they were (yep, I did that one quite a few times).
Sarah - posted on 07/11/2016
Don't listen to your mil. A 8 month old does not need to be fed in the middle of the night. If he was hungry he would be waking to eat. It is very important to feed only when hungry. Waking a baby just to feed them sets them up for eating issues down the road. A healthy baby that is 8 months old should be doing just what your baby is doing and does not need more feedings.
Join Circle of Moms
Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.Join Circle of Moms