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Re: Sleep question!!! HELP!


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Posted by Jeanine T. on June 23, 2003 at 14:45:27:

In Reply to: Sleep question!!! HELP! posted by Jennifer S. on June 23, 2003 at 09:45:56:

: OK, my 7 1/2mos. old still wakes around 1-2am. every single night for a bottle. IS THIS NORMAL? Should I still be giving in and giving her a bottle every night like this? I cant figure out if she really needs it or if it is just habbit for her.

: Does or has anyone had this with there older babies like this? If so what was the cure?


Hello,

This is my first time posting. I am a P.A. (Physician Assistant) in Pediatrics. The majority of babies awaken at night due to not being satisfied nutritionally at night. I do recommend feeding the baby at the moment it shows signs of hunger. You could try formula alone and if the baby seems extremely hungry, adding cereal and baby food may eliminiate this problem but be sure to expand the nipples.


: Thanks

: Jennifer S.

: Also, her belly is growling when I'm changing her diaper before she eats in the a.m., So I'm kind of assuming she is very hungry.




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