Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Arlene | 2010-02-01


Formula and sleeping

Dear Doc
My baby is 8 months old now. She is eating very well, fruit and yoghurt/cereal in the morning at around 08:00, afternoon cooked meal which include vegetables, rice/potato and meat 12:00 and in the evening some rice cereal which she loves (16:00). Also a snack of 1 marie biscuit in the morning. During the day she will drink approximately 300ml rooibos tea and also 300ml Nan2. During the day she sleeps 2 or 3 times for approximately 30 to 45 minutes per session. IIn the evening she would drink about 150ml milk bedtime at around 7:30. She would then sleep to anything wakening again from 11:30 to 12:30. She would then drink again some milk. Sleeping again to approximately 2:30, 3:00, drinking another bit of milk and then sleeping until about 5 o' clock before she gets up. During these wakening times in the evening she just drinks her milk and goes back to sleep quite easily. My concern is that someone the other day said to me she shouldn' t drink any milk anymore during the night and she should not wake as often as well. Is Nan2 a good formula or is there a " stronger or better"  formula which I can switch to and have her sleep better during the night and day? Otherwise she is all smiles, happy, gaining weight nicely, she is crawling and investigation her surrounds and a very busy little girl!

Expert's Reply



Your baby is doing so well. There is no need for concern and it would not be a good idea to change formulas now. She does not wake very often at night and seems to have a good routine.

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