Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Zee | 2009-03-12


7 month old waking up for feed often

Hi Doc
My boy wakes up about 3 times at night for a feed and drink like he is really hungry. I have tried only calming him down but he cries until he gets his bottle. I have replaced the milk with cooled boiled water, still he wants his bottle.He has his supper (cereal ,4 tbl spoons) around 6:00, and then a bottle(150mls) when he goes to sleep.Is there anything i can do to help him sleep better?he finishes the whole bottle during the night(250ml) and even cries for more.Please advice

Expert's Reply



Your baby appears to be hungry and you need to feed him more in the way of solids particularly before he goes to sleep at night

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Posted by: Same problem | 2009-03-12

I have exactly the same problem! My girl is also 7 months and does the same. She eats very well during the day so I also want advice!

Remember no child is the same, that' s what I have accepted!

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Posted by: Annie | 2009-03-12

Hi Zee i also think you should feed you baby more food, since i gave my baby solids from 4mnth she has been sleeping right through from 7 at night till 6 in the morning, sometimes she wakes up for a bit of juice but she doesn' t even drink half a bottle.

Try giving your baby more solids otherwise wait for the doc' s advise.

Reply to Annie
Posted by: Anon | 2009-03-12

Maybe try giving him more solid foods during the day. My LB has mabele in the morning and freshly cooked veggies at lunch. He gets a bottle before he goes to bed at 8. He doesn' t wake up once until 6 or so the next morning.

Good luck

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