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How do you get a baby to eat when they don't want to?

I have 11 week old twin girls and I have trouble getting them to eat without them falling to sleep.

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amandach_1980

Asked by amandach_1980 at 5:56 PM on Jan. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Take off their socks and tickle their feet when they're falling asleep while eating. Or get a cold washrag and put it on their foot or touch their face with it when they fall asleep.
    srhmldndo

    Answer by srhmldndo at 6:14 PM on Jan. 24, 2009

  • Oh forgot to add that it's not necessarily that they don't want to eat. It's just that the warm milk soothes and calms them, putting them in a relaxed state, making them go to sleep. :-)
    srhmldndo

    Answer by srhmldndo at 6:15 PM on Jan. 24, 2009

  • undress them down to their diapers... if they are slightly chilly (not cold) they will usually stay awake
    alinker

    Answer by alinker at 6:25 PM on Jan. 24, 2009

  • Can you hold off on the milk till towards the end of the meal? How about making the milk cold?
    GraciesMommy25

    Answer by GraciesMommy25 at 10:15 PM on Jan. 24, 2009

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