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Offline Tori's Mom

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Not hungry in mornings!
« on: August 06, 2005, 12:46:36 pm »
My almost 5 month old DD is not hungry in the mornings.  She is on a 4 hour routine and wakes up at 9 or 11pm for feeding and at 2-3am for feeding.  She is not waking at the same time but she is averaging 4 hours (almost exactly) from the last feeding.  She is not hungry at 7am when she wakes up and will not eat well until her 11am feeding.  How do I make sure her feeds are more effiecient during the day?  Does she need the nighttime feedings?  She is also on rice cereal but doesn't eat alot of it.  Also, last night she ate her cereal and was so tired by bedtime that she did not bf well.  She was awake at 9pm to eat again. 
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Not hungry in mornings!
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2005, 14:22:40 pm »
Hi,

I would make sure you always bf before you offer solids. That way, you're sure DD is getting as much milk as possible. Here in Canada, starting cereal isn't recommended until 6 months of age. Perhaps the cereal is interfering with her milk consumption. If she's waking up at random times it is most likely hunger, if she wakes up at the same time every night, it's mostly likely habit. It looks like she still may be hungry at night since she wakes up anytime from 9-11 and then from 2-3....not set times.

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Not hungry in mornings!
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2005, 22:52:01 pm »
I agree with isaac's mom. Also, I remember my dd would not be hungry in the morning after a night filled with nursings  :lol: . She would wake up at 7AM and not nurse till noon  :shock: . I was very concerned about this but she was not starving, actually she was well gaining weight... from night feeds.
With us, it happened around 6 months and it lasted maybe 2 weeks maximum, it got better soon after that.

I also don't recommend offering any solids including cereal before 6 months, this might actually interfere with your lo's milk intake and at this point, it's the milk she needs.