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my 8month old

my 8th month old is doing great he eats more solids i bf at night and i formula feed during the day but he dosent drink much anymore how can i get him to drink more milk he still not sleeping through the night

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Asked by momma051209 at 7:22 PM on Jan. 5, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You need to make sure he's getting the formula/breastmilk he needs since that's where most of his nutrition is coming from - cut back on the solids if you think he's filling up on those.

    Answer by missanc at 7:26 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • You cant get him to drink more. He will drink til he is full you dont want to force him to eat.
    He will get a tummy ache.How many naps does he take during the day? How long? Can you cut some out?
    My daughter is 8 months old and she takes 1 nap a day from 930 am to 12 -1230 pm
    Then she is in bed at 6 -7 pm til 4 am .

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 7:26 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • There could be other contributors to your son not sleeping through the night. Is he teething? Is he warm enough during the cold nights? Maybe the mixture between breast milk and formula is giving him indigestion. I'm suggesting this because my 9-month-old doesn't always sleep through the night. There are times when one of the above contribute to a restless night (for everyone! lol).

    Answer by redmoonintexas at 7:53 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

  • BF during the day, FF at night. Less solids, more boob. Before a year, solids are not meant to fill up a baby and be a big part of nutrition - they are just for practice, for when they turn a year old. FF at night because formula is digested slower - by FF during the day he doesn't need as much, and by BF during the night he's digesting faster which is why he's waking up more often. So FF at night will help him sleep better - it's not a guarantee that he'll sleep through the night, but he should sleep better and wake less. BF during the day, since it's digested faster, will get him to bf more often, thus drinking more of your milk. But you have to cut back on solids too! It will take some time to adjust, but it'll be worth it!

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:52 PM on Jan. 5, 2010

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