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Re: How we stopped the night feeds with a 9 month old
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2006, 15:25:05 pm »
I love this idea.  My boy is on homo milk though. Do you suggest that I dilute the milk?  Is that safe.  And, is the idea that he will start to not like the feeding, get no nutritional value from it?  What turns him off of the feeding?

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Re: How we stopped the night feeds with a 9 month old
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2006, 18:20:32 pm »
I don't mean to bother you but I am having the exact same problem with my 11 month old baby and I want to try what you tried are you talking about formula or actual milk?  I hate to be a pain but I will try anything......  please help.

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Re: How we stopped the night feeds with a 9 month old
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2006, 20:21:01 pm »
Hi,

I give AK formula and what I did was that I kept filling up the bottles with the same amount of water (lets say, 8 oz) and what I decreased was the scoops of milk that I put in

- nights 1,2 and 3 was 1 scoop less
- nights 4,5 and 6 was 2 scoops less

and so on

The point of this is that our LO's believe that they are drinking the same thing, but the reality is that they are taking less milk, therefore, during the day they will be hungrier and will eat more and with more food in their tummies, they will need less milk in the night and hopefully they arrive to a point where they don't need to feed at all.

AK never showed any digestive problems by ingesting diluted milk.

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Re: How we stopped the night feeds with a 9 month old
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2006, 12:23:47 pm »
That's brilliant :) I've just done a similar thing with my 8 month old xx
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Re: How we stopped the night feeds with a 9 month old
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2006, 11:30:06 am »
Hi everyone,

Thanks so much for posting these ideas! My LO had been waking 3 hrly through the night since she hit the 3 month mark (she is now 7.5 mths) and I have been going crazy with sleep deprivation. For the last few nights I have been expressing and diluting it with water and feeding that to her and last night she only woke up ONCE for a feed!  :D Although initially I almost gave in and fed her as she was waking every 2 hrs hungry and did not like the taste of diluted milk. We stuck it out though and I'm so glad we have as she is taking so much more during the day! Hopefully she'll sleep all the way through soon! I feel like I've got my sanity back - thanks again!

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Re: How we stopped the night feeds with a 9 month old
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2006, 14:25:51 pm »
Hi, I am new to this website and still reading Secrets of the Baby Whisperer...i wished had know of it when i was pregnant. My 8 month old girl is still waking up 3 times and sometimes more...I have tried a few things, but nothing has worked. She will only falls sleep after bf. She doesn't take the bottle either. The only time she eats decent is between 4 and 5:30 p.m.  I am still trying to get her into the E.A.S.Y. routine....but she still eats before every nap...at this point my husband and i have don't know what else to do.
-She goes to sleep at 7 p.m. after playing w/dad, bath, bf, reading a book and singing.
-She wakes up crying betwee 10:20 and 11 p.m., then again at 1 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- She is up and about anytime from 6 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.  She eats cheerios and drinks water for breakfast,
- bf, naps from 8 or 8:30 till 9:50
- try to feed home made puree soups w/no success. Then we go out running errands or to the park.
- bf then nap from 1 to 2:50
- plays with mom and we read some more or sing and dance
- eats anywhere from 4:30 to 5:30.  Then we go for a ride on her stroller
Any help will be greatly appreciate it. Sleepless in Zephyrhills,FL!
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Re: How we stopped the night feeds with a 9 month old
« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2006, 05:57:29 am »
I have a 9 month old who has never slept more than 6 hours at night since she was born, and i am also beginning to think "enough is enough"  ;D with that middle of the night feed. Im going to try your method over the next few days and see how it goes. i have tried in the past to offer water instead but she just wont go back to sleep, or goes into a light sleep and by the time i'm back in bed she is crying again.
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Re: How we stopped the night feeds with a 9 month old
« Reply #22 on: February 05, 2006, 12:33:40 pm »
I have a 9 month old who has never slept more than 6 hours at night since she was born, and i am also beginning to think "enough is enough"  ;D with that middle of the night feed. Im going to try your method over the next few days and see how it goes. i have tried in the past to offer water instead but she just wont go back to sleep, or goes into a light sleep and by the time i'm back in bed she is crying again.

Hi LondonGirl. Does your LO nap for long periods of time during the day? I've kind of trained Rosie to have good length but not too long naps during the day (she's 8 and a half months). She has about an hour and a half in the morning and half an hour in the afternoon but she doesn't sleep past 4:30pm. She gets LOADS of physical exercise; wiggling and climbing around the living room during the day so she really wears herself out and she's ready for bed by 7pm. Strict nighttime routine which she loves and I leave her awake in the cot so she learns to settle herself. She's now at the stage where she'll atlk to herself for about 5 mons and then fall asleep.
If she wakes in the night I offer her water while she's in the cot and don't pick her up, just rub her back a couple of times, then go back in after 5 mins if she's not settled and do the same thing. I don't stay with her tho cos that just confuses her. Hope this helps and hope you get some more sleep xx
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Re: How we stopped the night feeds with a 9 month old
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2006, 16:26:20 pm »
just wanted to say THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by cutting down on the minutes i bf at night i have now eliminated all night wakings!!!..i should say 'we' i could have never done it without you Christine!  i still give dd her df but that's it until 8 am.  i feel like a new person and dd seems much happier too (getting a good night's sleep who wouldn't).  Thanks again - you have made a HUGE difference in our lives!
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Re: How we stopped the night feeds with a 9 month old
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2006, 11:10:15 am »
Thanks for this brilliant idea,despite the fact my ds is my 5th child i feel like hes my first.!!!
He has woken between 3/4 times a night every night from birth, i also have the added problem that he wont settle in his cot at night so ends up in with me. at 4am every morning he is awake and waiting to play.!!! He has 3 meals a day plus 2 puddings and has 7/8 bottles with 6ozs in each one,though the night feeds i reduced it to 4ozs.
My g.p said hes obviously a hungry baby so feed him.!!! great then maybe he would like to turn up to my house at night.  lol
Myds will not use a dummy so i cant use that option,my other 4 all had them,maybe thats why they all slept from early right through the night.!!!!!!!       :) :) :)
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Re: How we stopped the night feeds with a 9 month old
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2006, 12:37:39 pm »
hi christine thanks for the advice am going to start this tonight the lack of sleep with tom is starting to get to me . Will let you know how i get on. :) fingers crossed
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Re: How we stopped the night feeds with a 9 month old
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2006, 23:03:29 pm »
Hello, This is my first time and I sure hope I am doing this right.  I have a beautiful 10 month old girl that I have AP.  My problem is that I "have" to pull her in to my bed and BF her so that she will go back to sleep.  Although she goes down for naps and for the night in her crib.  Around 12- 2 am she awakes and up to date (1 week ) has won the fight.  And ends up nursing in my bed.  My husband says we should stop feeding her at night and let her cry it out.  I am worried that she is hungry and also that I am making excuses for her.  Please help.  What would you do if it was your baby??
Am I being to soft??

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Re: How we stopped the night feeds with a 9 month old
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2006, 12:43:05 pm »
Thanks for this post.  My DS is 5 and a half months old and is a fantastic independent sleeper - doesn't need me or any other prop - and I know the only reason he wakes is from hunger.  A couple of weeks ago I decided I wouldn't feed him in the night but after just one PU/PD I could hear his tummy rumbling!  Last week I did loads of expressing and topping up of his feeds (he is BF) and this helped extend his sleep for a few hours at the time but hasn't made a permanent difference.  I'm not sure how long he usually feeds for during the night so tonight I'll put a clock in his room and check and then start reducing the number of minutes he feeds for.  I've got high hopes having read this thread - wish me luck!

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Re: How we stopped the night feeds with a 9 month old
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2006, 11:03:44 am »
It's difficult isn't it? I think I'm finally beginning to crack the night times with my daughter (especially as she's not ill at the mo. Seems to take an age to get back on track after illness) but this thread has certainly helped :)
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Re: How we stopped the night feeds with a 9 month old
« Reply #29 on: February 15, 2006, 14:13:44 pm »
Thanks Christine!
I'm going to start your plan tonight!!
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