Childhood Diseases

Posted by: chanty | 2009-04-17


15 month old

Morning doc

When my little 15 month old boy turned 1, we took his middle of the night milk feed away.
I thought it was good. Now I realise that he still wants his milk at 12:30 in the morning.

He hasnt slept well since forever, and 2 nights ago, when he woke up crying, we picked him up and he pointed to the kitchen. He then pointed to his formula (he' s on Nan HA), so we gave him 150ml and he went to sleep and only woke the next morning after 6. He has done the same for the last few nights again.
Have I been starving my son these last few months? He hasnt slept decently for months now, and since I' ve been giving him his milk, he sleeps wonderfully.
He is 11.3kg, 77 cm tall. Is this the average? He loves to eat food, he snacks all day long.
Could he still need his milk at 12:30 in the morning?

Expert's Reply



Your son's weight is above average for his age and his length is exactly on the average for his age. He certainly eats a lot during the day and there does not appear to be any reason why he should still wake for a bottle of milk at night,except that he has become used to this now.If you are happy to continue I am sure that he won't object to this exta feed.

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