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7 month old still need nighttime feeding??

should i let her c.i.o. instead of feeding her? i read that thats what your supposed to do.

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Asked by Tiffany_Rivera_ at 8:16 PM on Jan. 17, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • if you are breast feeding, cause idk about FF, then you don't let her cio. Go and feed her. Breast milk metabolizes very fast so babies get hungry more often.

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 8:19 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • Most babies I know have fed at night for the first 1-2 years... 7 months is definitely too young to forcibly cut out night feedings. I still eat at night sometimes!

    Answer by LeanneC at 8:19 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • My daughter had a nighttime feeding until SHE started sleeping thru the night at 8.5 months of age. I would never deny my child a feeding.

    Answer by Fallaya at 8:22 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • From my personal experience none of my kids stopped a nighttime feeding until they were almost or right at a year old. One was a little was almost 16 months. 7 months seems way, way too soon. BF babies will get hungrier sooner than FF babies as a rule.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 8:23 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • I guess I feel lucky then cause my dd stopped night feeding at 6 weeks. Good luck mama I hope its not too much longer for you.

    Answer by sweetpea1217 at 8:31 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • Make sure she is getting enough to eat in the daytime,and try increasing the size of bedtime feeding.

    Answer by asha81 at 8:36 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • At that age, you can try other methods of soothing baby back to sleep if you like, but if they fail, then go ahead and feed them.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:42 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • Wow...6 weeks. What a lucky mom you are Sweetpea. I would have loved for any of mine to sleep through the night by the time they were 6

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 9:05 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • Please don't leave baby to CIO, she still needs a feeding during the night.i don't know why some people think it is okay to meet your kids needs during the day, but it is okay to leave them alone to cry during the night.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 10:48 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

  • I would first try other methods of soothing such as rocking or a pacifier. If that didn't work, then by all means, feed the baby. At 7 months, she could be going through a growth spurt or teething or any number of things and need to eat or to be comforted.

    Answer by Journey311 at 11:43 PM on Jan. 17, 2011

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