My daughter has been sleeping through the night for about 5 months now. She is now 10 months old and just this past week has started waking up for a 3 am feeding. I have tried letting her cry it out but she screams this really shrill scream and wakes the rest of the house up. So that wont work. And I hate to be giving in and giving her a bottle because the doctor wants me to work on weaning her off of the bottle. Any suggestions? Ideas on why she could be doing this?Answer Question
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Answer by SusieD250 at 1:21 AM on Oct. 14, 2008
Letting a baby 'cry it out' might not be a good idea in every case. It could be true that your baby is going through a growth spurt. While solid food can complement breast or formula milk after 6 months, it doesn't mean that the baby can go without milk. Formula or breast milk is extremely essential atleast until the baby's first birthday. If she is fussing for milk, just go ahead and feed her. This will not spoil her.
It is also possible that the baby is not getting enough during the day. Some babies use the night time to catch up on the calories. Try to start another solid food feeding near bedtime, or increase the amount of milk given before sleep. This might help.
As an added note, if you or your doctor is concerned about giving a bottle, try using sippy cups. At 10 months, the baby should be able to take on sippy cups without much trouble. It is NOT wise to stop milk at all, breast or formula.
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