Posted by: TiredMom | 2008/01/14


Baby 6months still not sleeping thru

Dear Doc

Please could you possibly assist... My boy is 6months old, quite a big boy too! Weighed 3,9kg at birth and picked up weight nicely and quite tall, over 9kgs by now & about 75 cm...

He's quite a hungry lad but eats very well, cereal & veg and formula at creche and we even still give him a purity meal between bottles at night at home.. however he does not sleep thru! Wakes up about 2-3 times a night, sometimes just for his dummy but mostly finish a bottle, sometimes 1 1/2 half bottle!

We had him first on S26 thereafter changed to Lactogen... is this maybe not as nutritional for him as it should be... are there any other methods I could try or do?! Am so extremely tired every morning and would like to know what I could do...

Expert's Reply



He is a typical big hungry baby and needs a formula that will fill him up with the benefit of slow absorption of casein. Try the new Novalac SD formula [it must be the SD form]

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Posted by: Lee-Anne | 2008/09/09

My son is now 5 and half months old, i would like to know the best way to keep him sleeping through the night. He has already started solid, and is also on formula, his last bottle for the day is at 9:00pm, he will then wake up between 1:00 and 3:00, i then give him a bottle but only half of his usual portion and then most of the time he will stay awake for about 2 hours after or before. How do you suggest i get rid of that behaviour at night.

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