I know that every baby is different. But I work and need to sleep. Any advice is good. Already trying the cereal thing.Answer Question
Answer by Ati_13 at 12:57 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:07 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
Answer by JillMitchell at 1:11 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 8:10 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
Answer by airforewifenmom at 8:13 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
All babies need a certain number of calories per wt/kg in order gain wt and thrive. Most babies will sleep through the night when they reach 10-12 lbs. At this point, they are big enough (stomach size) to consume enough calories and volume during the day, in order to sustain them for the over night hours.
How big is your baby? How much is he eating during the day? How many ozs?
As long as your baby is consuming calories for wt during the day, is growing on his "Own Growth Curve", and has reached the 10-12 lb range he should not need to eat during the night, just as the rest of the population does not.
If you'd like additional info and ideas, PM me- I'm an Nicu nurse with 30 years of experience and know a great deal about nutrition, infants, growth and development-
Answer by Sisteract at 8:25 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
Your first mistake is comparing your child to others. EVERY CHILD IS DIFFERENT!!! At 3 months a child NEEDS to wake up to eat through out the night. As others have noted adding cereal can have the opposite effect not to mention the amazing amount of negatives that come with introducing cereal in a bottle too young. You may very well be setting yourself up for a much harder and longer process by trying to force the situation. Sleep is a developmental milestone reached in baby's own time. Sorry but I have to totally agree with ANON 1:07, welcome to motherhood you will get sleep when they move out. ; )
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Answer by MizLee at 8:52 AM on Nov. 9, 2009
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