28/08/2013 at 05:19
28/08/2013 at 05:46
i was gona say try putting her bed a bit later but if she won't settle then that's not an ideal option! Maybe she just wasn't ready to drop that formils feed in the day yet and hope it works with the trial run! X
28/08/2013 at 12:42
My LO was waking up 2 or 3 times a night, so my HV recommended having tea about 5/5.30pm as we were doing, and then a snack (rice/fruit/yogurt) just before going to bed and then the final milk feed as usual. Also she suggested just offering water as a drink in the night - the theory being that it isn't worth them waking up for just water!
We followed these ideas, and after 2 nights Flo was sleeping through to 6.30ish
Hope you find a solution that works for you soon! I know how horrendous you can feel!
28/08/2013 at 22:09
i think when a baby wakes in the night, has all the bottle, and goes back to sleep its because I they are hungry.. Personally I dont like the water for milk strategy... if they are waking its for a reason.. If they sleep longer its because they content and not hungry... If LO is taking bottle and going back to sleep then I'd go with It.. . When she wakes after then start the day with brekkie etc... as she is soundo by 6pm .. wanting her to sleep for over 12 hours with no food maybe she can't do? All babies are different!
i followed my baby lead with milk.. Once she stopped finishing bottles and was sleeping until 7ish then I scaled them down when it was obvious they werent wanted...
maybe delay the routine a bit.. Dinner at 5 Bath at 6, book, bottle at 6.30 then settled for night ?
YOU know your baby better than anyone else... Your two sons are alright??! so you do know what your doing.. Go with your instincts.. If she needs more milk then so be iThey she'll let you know when's she's had enough! Breast feeding mums are encouraged to feed on demand.. So why shoudnt you do the same! ( i exclusive breast fed for 3 months sit firming on fence!)
28/08/2013 at 22:45
You could try a dream feed when you go to bed - we offer 8oz at 10:30 -11ish and our lo normally drinks between 5 and 8oz (we dont even wake him up for it, just pick him up and put the bottle in) he then sleeps till between 6 and 8am - if we dont dream feed he wakes in the night hungry and he has a big appetite so it's def not that he doesn't get enough dinner. X
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