Should I feed my four month twins solids to get them to sleep thru the night? Have you had luck doing so?

Ayman - posted on 08/13/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




My twins are great babies - breastfed (with supplement formula + breast milk pre-sleep). Their night feed schedule: pre-sleep feed at 6pm, they wake up at 10/10:30pm for another feed; then at 2:30am and finally at around 6:30-7am. They don't try to socialize when they wake up for feeding - they eat and sleep right away. I enjoy their night time feeds, bonding - but considering that they are twins, it does take up some time doing all the feedings.
I don't want to deprive them of their nutritional needs at night. Have you had a similar situation and got them to sleep through the night? (I mean 6-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep) Did you feed them solids to get them to sleep through the night? What are the pros and cons of feeding them solids at 4 months age? Any other suggestions?


Kelina - posted on 08/13/2012




it's not recommended to feed babies solids before 6 months of age because generally their little tummies aren't ready for it yet. The other thing is that with most children, feeding them solids does not help them to sleep through the night or even longer at night. They wake up just as much until they're ready to sleep longer. If you really need sleep maybe pump and have someone else get up to feed them for one of those feedings?

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