This is a discussion on should i start 'training' my baby to sleep through the night? within the Newborn Baby and Infant Care (up to 12 months old) forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; Hi mummies, My baby is coming to 3 weeks old. I hope she can sleep through the night so Im ...
My baby is coming to 3 weeks old. I hope she can sleep through the night so Im thinking of weaning off her midnite feeds by giving water to her. If she really needs one, I will give her diluted milk formula. Am I too anxious to start this as she is not even a month old ? Any mummies have experiences in this? Please guide me.
but har if your baby does wake up and cry for milk i think better to feed since newborns need all the nutrients and the only food they can take is milk to make them grow and develop.
some infant start as early as 6mos where they sleep through the night like 6-8hours. some may be later.
i thought may be too early to train your baby to sleep longer at her age of 3 weeks.
in fact my daughter now 2yo still wake up for one feed during her night sleep but mostly 6hours later after the previous feed.
Last edited by lisa_ng; 24-04-2009 at 07:03 PM.
Thanks dear for your opinion.
Im taking care of her in the night. So most of the times, in order not to wake up the whole household, once I notice my baby moving and its almost 2 to 3 hours after her last feeding time, I will give her the formula before she starts crying loud. But as this goes on, I am afraid that I am starting to 'spoilt' her as it may build up a habit in her to wake up every 2-3 hours for her milk. Am I doing the wrong thing, by not trying other ways to make her sleep again?
not much to mention as a habit.
this one of the method to gauge when to feed milk. standard feeding time.
the other method which i'm using is demand feeding, she cry then i feed.
so no right or wrong . and you are just been considerate.
but har it will be tired for you to keep monitor the time and baby movement.
you are only in the 3rd week long way to go .
maybe some nights if you too tired just sleep, your baby cry then wake up to feed.
family members staying with you can understand .
Last edited by lisa_ng; 24-04-2009 at 07:21 PM.
A BIG thanks to the 2 mummies. Your great advice did help me a lot.. I will not worry too much now, and leave the present as it is first, and take things as it comes.
To me, midnight feed is not really necessary or will hinder their growth due to lack of nutrients etc. Unless we are talking about babies who dont drink milk at all in the day and only drink at night time.
My BaoBei (autumn82) has successfully trained her baby boy to sleep by himself and through the night as early as yours!!
SO its possible and 100% GOOD to do that. (My own opinion)
(Mine only slept thru at 8 months....auto mode. No one trains)
Hey Ros i think baby will sleep longer once they get older...
although some bbs behave differently...my friend's baby sleeps from 11pm-7am straight when she turned 2 months!!
now my dear son still wakes up twice at night...sometimes i can tell he's just feeling uncomfortable (maybe room too hot, woken up by noise etc) so i'll see/hear whether he's smacking his lips...if he does that i'll feed him...if not i'll pat him or give him pacifier to sleep back...
so now he still drinks milk once or twice at night...
think when reached a certain age they will start to sleep thru...
i'm keeping my fingers crossed too!
My baby girl is 11 weeks old now. she recently start to sleep at least 6 hours.
after milk at 6+, she sleep thru and wake up at 3am for milk.
but i still hope she sleep after 8pm and wake up like 6am for milk. i have been rushing to work and feeding in the morning man!
This is what I have been trying to do these 2 nights. dear daughter have been drinking 60ml of milk, around her 9 to 10 sleeps, I increase her milk to 70ml, hope she has a better fill, and can sleep longer. Sadly, my Darling didn't finish up all, and no matter how I try, she just refuse to finish her milk.
So she wakes up 2 hours(sometimes less than 2hrs) later again, crying for milk. Then sometimes, she dozed off again before she even finish her milk. She just let go of the milk bottle when she has her fill, no matter how i try to wake her, she just goes on sleeping. She can even smile in her sleep. ha!
If she can sleep thru the nite by herself then it good for you but if she doesnt, i dont see why you should TRAIN her to b so~ It is not good for newborn to wean off nite feed tis early age~