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« on: October 24, 2005, 19:33:11 pm »
I'm new to this forum and website so forgive me if this has already been discussed.  My beautiful six month old daughter and just started to awake in the middle of the night hungry.  She'll eat her 5 oz and then falls right back to sleep.  I'm sure I'll be told not to feed her because she should be able to sleep through the night without nutrition.  In fact, she had done so until recently.  I'm just not sure why she just started this out of "nowhere".  Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2005, 20:41:51 pm »
It's probably the 6 month growth spurt!



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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2005, 20:47:59 pm »
I agree with Beata. Try to up her ounces in the morning, and see if that helps her night awakenings.

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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2005, 20:11:11 pm »
Oh I am so glad to see this - I just found this site today and I am expeirencing the same thing - my 6 month old has been a GREAT sleeper but lately wakes and 3:30 am on the nose - sometimes it just takes a binki and she's back to sleep and sometimes she seems to need some food - so I guess I just ride this out????

Also I am looking for advice on the binki - she really only gets it at naps and bedtime - she doesn't need it the whole time she sleeps and usually spits it out after an hour and sleeps soundly from there on...  If I lay her down in the crib and give her the binki - she goes right to bed. If I don't give her the binki she has a very hard time and can't seem to get to sleep.  Should I go cold turkey now - or just ride this out???  Is this a part of the 3:30 am wake problem???
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2005, 17:04:30 pm »
Could be the 6 month growth spurt, see how it goes for a few days.  As for the binki, you should post on the props board, as you'll most likely get more answers there.