My 6 week old doesnt sleep well at night and was wondering if i could give him formula to help him sleep better.Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 4:21 PM on Jan. 7, 2010
He is only 6 weeks? I breastfed and gave formula to my child, it is proven that breastfed babies wake up more in the middle of the night, but you are the mom, and you need to decide what is best for him. But yes, you can do it, but its no guarantee that its going to help a 6 week old sleep better. Good luck! My son didn't start sleeping thru the night until closer to 4-5 months
Answer by NAT24ROXY24 at 4:28 PM on Jan. 7, 2010
Answer by Gailll at 4:45 PM on Jan. 7, 2010
It most likely will NOT help. Check out Will giving formula or solids at night help baby to sleep better?
Feeding your baby solids or formula in an attempt to make baby sleep longer is not a good idea for several reasons:
There's no evidence that it will help. Some babies will sleep worse, due to reactions to the formula or solids (tummy ache, etc. are not uncommon), particularly if baby is younger than around 6 months.
Scientists are saying that it appears that long sleep stretches are not "natural" for human infants and that sleep interruptions in the early months may provide a protective factor against SIDS.
There is no problem
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 5:35 PM on Jan. 7, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 5:37 PM on Jan. 7, 2010
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Answer by gdiamante at 6:22 PM on Jan. 7, 2010
Infants are designed to wake at night. Feed them and go back to sleep. If you want to try formula at night, it's ok if you're ok with it, but it can change the intestinal flora and possibly affect your supply.
Answer by Krysta622 at 7:54 PM on Jan. 7, 2010
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