5 1 2 Month Old And Middle Of The Night Feeding

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GD - June 19

Hi, I just wanted to know how many of you with 51/2 month olds are stil doing the middle of the night feeding. According to me he is not hungry but when i feed him he drinks 6oz of formula in a matter of seconds and back to bed. He usually has cereal and a bottle before bed. On many occasions he has been able to go straight from 8:30 at night until 6:30 in the morning with no problem. That is why i would like to eliminate the middle of the night feeding because i know he can handle it.... Anybody in the same situation?

 

Ang - June 19

I have that, though my son is teething at the moment so is refusing his bottles/food/cereal and as such is waking up a bit more. he was on a great schedule a few weeks ago going down at 8pm then gettiing up between 3-5 for a feeding and then asleep again until 8. I'm not sure what's up with him or when he'll retunr to his former schedule (or ifhe will). Good luck with everything though despite the fact that I have offered you little help. lol

 

Jamie - June 19

To eliminate the nighttime feeding, increase his caloric intake during the day. If he's eating that much that quickly, he really is hungry. Try just giving an extra ounce per bottle during the day.

 

cae - June 19

Hi GD, have you tried weaning him off his middle of the night feeding? I have a almost 5month old and I totally weaned him off recently. He started off with 6 oz, then 4 oz for about 3 days then 2oz for about 3-4 days, then 1 oz for about 3-4 days and then when he would wake up for that middle of the night feeding I would then give him a pacifier and back to sleep he went. He would sleep anywhere from 8:30pm-9:00pm to about 8:00am, straight. I hope this helps. Goodl luck.

 

Ang - June 19

Cae, wow that's great. Once this fussy stage with my ds is through I'm definately going to start to try and wean him. I would loooove for him to sleep through as he's only done it once before.

 

cae - June 19

Good luck Ang. How old is your LO? My little guy can eat, so I thought it would be hard to to wean him, but fortunately it worked well. He has woken up a couple of times throughout the night, but he usually does not cry. He would maybe stay awake for about 5 minute, cooing and babbling, plays with his hand and back to sleep. I can see that he does all this through our camera baby monitor that we have, I make sure I dont go into his room, unless I really have too, because once he sees my face, he then will give me the biggest grin ever, and then he would probably think it is play time. So i make a point that if he does not cry for a long period of time, I do not go in his room. Good luck.

 

Ang - June 19

Cae, my son will be 6 months on thte 28th. He's teething right now though as I recently found out and is absolutely miserable. He;s been refusing too eat much and is up a few times every night for his paci. I feel bad for him so once he calm down a bit he'll be back to normal. I tried to start weaning him a week ago and it all went to hell over the weekend as he's been completely beside himself and crying constatnly unless he's just had an application of ora-jel (whoch lasts 20min at the most)

 

Ca__sieSong - June 19

My dd is 6 months and she goes to bed at 7... then is up around 4-4:30 for a bottle, then back to sleep till about 7AM. I'd love to get rid of that early morning feeding. The ped says she doesn't need it (and hasn't needed it for a while). I have started weaning her though... giving her less. She used to drink an 8 oz bottle and now is down to 5oz. Soon I'll switch to less and less like cae wrote. Hope it works as well as it did for her!

 

GD - June 19

Thanks Very Much to everybody for your answers. I think i might start weaning him. I know that he can handle it so i will definitely give it a try and see how it goes....

 

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