This is a discussion on Baby Sleeping thru the night~ within the Newborn Baby and Infant Care (up to 12 months old) forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; Originally Posted by annie no there is no need to wake a baby for feed. they will wake up if ...
I wont pump too as i feel it will be also looking for trouble haha. If your baby dosent need milk at night then your breast will produce lesser milk at night as what Spiralng mentioned which i think its good. Imagine baby dont need milk but you pump so your breast try to produce milk at that hr even though your baby dont drink? then you will be facing engorgement... isnt that looking for trouble? hehe. breast produce milk base on your baby's demand so if baby needs, it will produce. if not then let it be instead of pumping. thats my opinion. i personally feel if you dont plan to let a 3rd party feed baby or dont plan to feed baby via bottle then there is no need to pump.
Just let baby latch on as often as possible in the day to increase milk supply if you worry bout it.
i recently wonder if i 'spoil market' for my girl's sleep at night haha. cos when she was newborn, im very sensitive to her every movement and noise so everytime i hear some movement i will pick her up for milk feed though she is not crying.. now i kept wondering if i dont care her and wait till she cry for milk, will she be sleeping through the night very young? hmm...
Last edited by annie; 28-02-2010 at 11:22 PM.
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hmm... Louis is still not sleeping thru the night. i recently bought a book and it says, i should replace the night feed amount divided by the no. of feeds in day time and top up louis' intake in the day (ie. +20ml) to eliminate the night feed. But i tried for 3days and it doesn't work.. Louis is still waking up for nite feeds.... hmm... but perhaps cos louis some times can finish, sometimes cannot? Or perhaps i should give louis more time... zzz...
I'm from a different school of thought when it comes to night feeds and letting baby sleep through. For me, it depends on the age. If a baby is below 6 mths, I'll still keep up the night feed as 1) babies below 6 mths shouldn't go for more than 5 hours without a feed and 2) if you want to see the weight gain, they need the feed. ESPECIALLY if your baby is on the small side like Eva.
Also, you need to see their reaction towards big morning feeds. The first time I try cutting out the night feed, Eva was so hungry the next feed that she drank from both boobs AND vomited everything out AND had green frothy poo. So I shelved the idea and only revisited it when she was older.
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meiteoh, how heavy is eva now?
For mummies with babies sleeping thru the nite already, did you implement any method or the baby just do it by themselve?
Annie, at 6 mths, she was just 6.2 kg...last week, when she turned 7 mths, I weighed her and she was just 6.7 kg.
Spiralng n Annie,
haha.....Seem like both saying is right. So hard to decide which method to use?
Maybe Annie's method works on those mummies w good milk supply.
louis at 3months exactly today... 7.2kg... faint...
hmm eva is really kind of small huh hehe. i keep thinking my girl is small and skinny and kept trying to plump her up... my girl was about 8.3kg or so when she was 8mths iirc.. now she is 10kg at 16mths..
Yeah, she is really small. In fact, every time we go out, people never seem to get her age right. :P I tried stuffing her with both breast milk and solids but she will push me away or cry if I insist when she's already full so I let her be . Maybe she's a small eater. But then , I too was quite small when I was around her age; in fact, I was thinner than her as a baby. And look at my size today. =.=
Hi meiteoh, my boy's really small too. At 14 mths, he's only 8kg. That time there was this MP walking around my block. He guessed by boy was 6 mths when he was actually a year old already. -.-" I think it's fine as long as she's hitting developmental milestones. And I think she doesn't fall ill that often. Every time my boy falls ill he will lose weight so it's really very sian coz we have to try very hard to pack on the weight again as he absolutely dislikes eating and drinking.
hmmm my gal also very small... at 3.5 years old now she is only 12kgs...
everytime i bring her out buy clothes and shoes ppl will think she is only 2 yrs old... and she still can wear 18-24mths clothes! faintz...
hmm everyone guess my girl's age very correctly usually.. i feel she is small and skinny though.. eva same as my girl.. keep pushing my hands away when i try to stuff food to her lol. but i try to cheat her also by letting her watch dvd n all.. keep her eyes busy.. so far it works.
ppl always think pin is at least 1 year older than her age.
she just turned 3 a few days ago, but ppl have been assuming she is 3 yr plus or 4 since mths ago...
she is wearing size 3-4 for zara clothes, sometimes she needs 4-5. faints.
she weighs about 14.6kgs (as of yesterday).
Wow, i'm impressed by many of the babies being able to sleep through the night from a very young age.
My boy is 4 1/2 months old but still cannot sleep through the night. In fact, he has difficulty falling asleep every night. If he is asleep by 11 p.m., it's already a big relief to me. He needs to be carried and patted to sleep (even then, he will be crying until he's very tired). He usually falls asleep at around 12 midnight. After that, he will still wake up every 2 to 3 hours to demand for milk.
I am very exhausted and at a loss due to my boy's fussiness at night. Basically every night from 8 p.m. onwards, I have to be with him, to play with, talk to, pat and carry him. Even then he sleeps late and wakes up several times in the middle of the night. I am currently on no-pay leave so can still survive on the minimal hours of sleep. Can't imagine how to survive when i return to work in may. sigh...
I think babies can be trained to eat more.My kids were all fat babies.I start with giving food once a day n then 2 times a day then up to 4 times a day.Start with smaller portions n gradually increase.When they r babies they eat in the highchair in the kitchen.No distractions required.Eating time just eat..hhahahha
My son now sleeps at 7pm n wakes up around 7am so that's about 12 hours sop but he wakes up for milk about 3 times n I just latch him now.. But he's taking catnaps of 45 to an hr nap 3 times a day. Tried to make him nap longer n usually only works if I'm napping with him