Barely drinking night time bottle....

Tiziana - posted on 10/23/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My little guy will be 11 months on the 6th of November. He eats baby food.He as formula when he wakes up (8 oz.), than I give him some in the afternoon, most times he drinks like 4 oz., and at bed time lately he will only drink about 1 or 2 oz. and refuses to drink any more. And then of course he wakes up in the middle of the night because he is hungry.
I dont know if babies wean themself off of formula and that is what he is doing, should I not give him any in the afternoon, so maybe he'll have it @ bed time ?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Esmeralda - posted on 10/26/2010

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Feed him more food. Its great that your little one doesn't want formula at night because quite frankly its bad for their teeth. He should be eating more food than formula because pretty soon he will be 1 and won't need formula anymore. I always feed my daughter a meal about 2 hours before she goes to bed and then right before bed I brush her teeth and give her a bottle of 4oz of water. It works for me.

Tiziana - posted on 10/24/2010

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Thanks Heidi. I do feed him at night, I wait to go in but he just wont stop crying and I cant do the cio thing, I've tried but he just gets more and more upset and then it gets sooo hard to get him back to sleep.

Heidi - posted on 10/24/2010

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I am not sure I have any advice, only support. My son is 10months old and is doing the exact same thing. He will drink about 7oz first thing in the morning. Then after he wakes from his 1st nap, I give him a bottle and let him take what he wants (usually 2-4oz). If he has a 2nd nap that day, I will try another bottle upon waking (will usually drink another 4oz or more) and then of course, we give him one after his bath and right before bed. Lately, he's only taken 2-4oz. I've noticed him waking in the night, but goes right back to sleep after 10mins. He doesn't actually cry, but moans a bit (probably hunger pains). Are you feeding your son when he wakes in the night? If you are, you should stop or the waking will continue. He definitely won't starve. Good Luck.

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