User - posted on 02/28/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
Hi...I'm wondering when you know that night feedings can stop? My almost 6 month old feeds through the night, he was doing just 1 feeding for a few weeks but is now back to every 3 hours. Is it because he's big & just hungry...(21 lbs 29 inches), we're starting cereal next week once he's over his cold which may help. My other son (2 & a half) we did ferber type method at 13 months because I had just weaned night feedings but he wouldn't sleep...it went really well a few bad nights but nothing serious, but I did feed him through the night (once) until he went to formula at 13 months. Is that took long...it was fine, I didn't mind getting up once a night to feed...but at 6 months every 2-3 hours seems excessive... I don't even understand how you stop night feeding since with my first I took his cues which is why I still fed once a night to 13 month... to stop do you just let them cry??? I know he's hungry and it's not just a comfort thing because he eats the same as during the day...do I just keep feeding??? I just don't know because I hear so much about how they don't need night feeding by 16 lbs or 4 months but how do you stop??? Thanks for hearing me out!!