is she on formula or breastmilk???
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My gal is coming to 8 months, and wonder when she will sleep thru' the night meaning last feed at 11.30pm till next morning 8am?? And she's really an early bird even she slept between 9+ ~ 10+pm, despite waking up at an interval of 3 hourly for milk feed sometimes she wakes up before 6am and start playing herself...and doesn't even want any milk feeds ...
Any one experiencing the same? Care to give me advice ... ..
is she on formula or breastmilk???
my girl is 8.5mths n also still waking up for milk feeds . she is totally on breastmilk. no formula.. your girl is waking up every 3hrly? if so then i guess she isnt hungry.. maybe its just a habit. so you got to break it! hehe. my girl sleeps around 9.30pm n then wake up at 5am(plus minus a bit) for 1st feed then another time at 7.30am(sometimes she sleep back after this feed n sometimes she dosent so she will be up for the day at 7.30am at times). finally up around 9am. im trying not to give her milk now by patting her back to sleep when she does wake up before 5am. after 5am i will give cos i guess she might be hungry after so many hours.. but then slowly im gonna eliminate her 5am feed as well! hehe.
yeah you can try the below:
1.pacifier(if she takes one. my girl doesnt)
2.do watever you can to get her back to sleep when she wakes instead of giving milk (eg patting, rocking, etc)
3.give only water when she wakes
4. give her lesser milk each time she wakes (eg first time 100ml, 2nd time 50ml)
5.get daddy to go to her when she wakes at night instead
6.let her cry(cry it out-ferber's sleep training method)if all fails
My darling already 1 year old sometimes still wants to drink once in the middle of the nite. I think it's just normal.
Sometimes just placing dear daughter on the bed between dear husband and i will quieten her down. When that doesn't work, it means that she's really hungry then i'll feed her. You need time to figure out your baby's pattern and reactions.
Last edited by snowbear; 14-07-2009 at 04:15 PM.
My gal is 9mths now and she sometimes also wakes up for milk in the middle of the night or dawn time but sometimes she doesnt.. and she can sleeps around 7 to 8pm and sleep thru out till 6plus in the morning, and when she's awake she wouldnt wanna sleep anymore too and wants to play... so what i do is i let her sleep between me and my hubby and after playing by herself, she will fall back asleep again when she see both me and my hubby sleeping again when we pretend to close our eyes for sometime and ignore her.. maybe you can give it a try cos could be she wants companion.. and if my gal still dont wanna sleep, all i do is just pop the pacifier in her mouth n then she will sleep again...
or maybe could be she isn't that kind of baby that can sleep for long or could be she sleep too much during her noon nap so tats why she's will awake more often at night... try to use all different methods n i'm sure 1 of it will help... =)
Last edited by annie03; 14-07-2009 at 05:00 PM.
yeah i realise my girl also.. when she wakes up in the morning around 5am sometimes she will go back to sleep after milk but sometimes she will scream once i put her back to her cot so i put her between me n hubby then she will play alone while i go back to sleep. then when i woke up, she was already asleep lol. then i will transfer her back to cot cos i worry hubby crash her!
these few days i try to ignore her when she wakes n now she manage to play alone in her cot n fall asleep inside which is great for me as i dont need to carry her out n transfer her in again hehe. she jsut did that for her nap too! playing alone in her cot while i fell asleep for a while on my bed beside her cot n when i woke up, she's already asleep in her own cot!
by the way mummies, do you all think 8mths is too young to sleep train? (dont give milk n give either water or pacifier. not crying it out). my mum keep saying baby below 1yr old should still be given milk when they wake up cos most probably they wake up due to hunger...
ive tried not giving my girl milk at all for these 2 days n she seems ok. recently she has been waking rather often thats y i rule out the hunger possibility. she sleeps at 9.30pm then wakes around 12.30am, 3.30am 5.30am 7.30am! its almost every 2hrs.. for these 2 days when i dont give her milk, she goes back to sleep after playing alone for a while or she will fuss a little(crying but not hard crying. sounds like fussy cries). she only really cries around 5.30am n i give her water instead. she drank only 40ml or so then sleep back again.. i wonder if its ok for me to do that? as in not giving her milk at all? is 8mths old a bit too young for sleep training??
yup agree with baObei~~
its also about time to train them to sleep longer
2 hour interval is too tiring for you as well as baby
but its gonna be hard initially.....
she was sleeping well for 6-8hrs stretch for a while then suddenly waking up every 2-3hrs sometimes which makes me feel i ought to sleep train her.. but my mum keep saying she too young.. ask me to give milk.. then sometimes hubby also say i too strict to my girl.. ask me to give her milk to make her sleep.. thus me always thinking if im doing something wrong cos everyone around me seems to tell me to just give milk.
but im glad to hear that 8mths is not too young for sleep training...thanks girls!
by the way, will babies be confuse if we dont feed them throughout the night but then feed them in the morning at 5-6am when they do wake up? i realise most of the time its rather easy to get my girl back to sleep if she wakes midnight(before sun rise) but once she wakes around 5-6am, she will cry n cry n dont go back to sleep.. so i try by giving her water. sometimes she sleep back after that but sometimes she continue to cry.. so i wonder if giving her milk at this time will confuse her night training ? this morning at 6.30am she wakes up n keep crying. i gave her warm water and she finished the whole bottle! then still continue to cry so i gave her milk n she drank alot too! then goes back to sleep after milk..
It's a good way to sleep train her, but maybe as at now still too young cos as all the nutrients given to her mostly come from milk as she is still too young to absorb nutrients like us from all source of food.. and i feel that too much water is not so good for her too esp in the night causing water retention and it will be quite bloating for her tummy too as compare to drinking 40ml of milk to water and also she will not be able to get rid of the water easily inside her as compare to us by perspiring that much...
maybe you can start that later like around 12 to 18mths cos by then she will be having more nutrients from food by then.. cos my gal will also keep waking up every few hours if she didnt take milk then once i give her milk after 4hrs from her last fed, then she will sleep soundly thru out the night till dawn... =)
Cos even at night we adults also cant get to sleep when we are hungry and at least will eat some light snack or drink some milk then only we can get to sleep...=)
Last edited by annie03; 15-07-2009 at 09:54 AM.
yeah more than 8hrs no milk.. cos i worry it will conflict with her sleep training cos sometimes give milk sometimes dont give will be confusing? cos i dont give her milk midnight when she wake up .. then morning i give.. will it be confusing for her?
annie03, you said the exact things my hubby said! he say i too strict to her n ask me...'dont you have times when you wake up feeling really hungry?'. then makes me feel guilty..
haha annie, thats hw i feel so too... maybe you can take it slowly cos baby now need milk to grow, so no hurry in that actually... you still can sleep train her but maybe just postpone it tentively... and i do feel hungry at times when i wake up so i can understand hw it feels... =)
actually baby wun get confused also cos they know what they want although they are small, cos i did try to feed my baby water when her feed time is still early but she cry for milk, and when i give her milk then she settle back to sleep... and besides that, they will get hungry easily and much more faster after they have poo...=)
Last edited by annie03; 15-07-2009 at 04:57 PM.
hmm...sometimes she wakes up many times a night so i thought i better sleep train her and give her milk only after sun rise so she wont wake up midnight anymore but then i worry she will get confuse lol. but i do realise that she gets back to sleep very easily at night(maybe cos she isnt hungry). sometimes morning she also gets back to sleep very easily but sometimes cry and cry dont want to sleep. maybe sometimes she hungry and sometimes not ... but sometimes i give water she will go back to sleep and sometimes not(insist want milk).. hai~
btw, your girl now 9mths old?? how is she doing at night? sleeping through?
ok.. i try to give milk once sun rise lol. so wont confuse her.. no light no milk! hee. so far her highest record is to go 12hrs totally no milk n water lol. so i thought i can continue doing so n maybe as time goes by she can last 12hrs straight without waking up? hehe
cos maybe if your gal just wake up for milk not long ago n she wake up again but is still not her milk time yet then maybe can use pacifier or pat her to sleep...
ya my gal is 9mths n so far she's doing fine, she sleeps at 7.30pm or 8pm and i will last feed her at 10pm or 11pm when i'm about to go bed and she can sleep till 6am plus n if not will only wake up once at 2am plus for milk.... except that at times she will wake up a few times although we had already feed her milk, but she will open her eyes big big and look at me n my hubby n smile when she saw us looking at her.. then sometimes i will give her pacifier n pat her back to sleep n if it doesnt work, then i will carry her n let her sleep btw me n my hubby... n so far these methods work well for me...
she on formula? you dream feed her ? i dont know want to try that or not.. cos on good days she sleep 9.30pm n wake up around 5.30am for milk.. if i give her dream feed around 12am, dont know she can last till morning at 8am or not(her wake up time)
maybe you can give it a try n see hw it goes, could work for you too so that you can have a better sleep...
i dont know .. cos i realise at times she wake up not due to hunger.. or rather most of the time its not due to hunger.. eg she sleeps at 9.30pm.. then on good days she will sleep till 4-5am then wake up but sometimes she wakes at 12am then i feed her again cos i have not sleep .. then she will again wake up at 2.30am! i thought the last 12am feed can last her till morning but thats always not the case.. no matter how late or early her last feeding is, she sure wake up around 4-5am! dont know its a habit or what...
i feel like giving her milk when she sleeps is somehow disturbing her so i try not to disturb her sleep lol..