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My 7mo is still up every couple of hours acting starving throughout the night, does anyone have any tricks we can try?

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Asked by chmom13 at 6:11 PM on Feb. 1, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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    maybe try and add a little bit of whole milk like half and half into his bottle before bed, maybe it will make his tummy fuller. just a thought.

    Answer by shannonrenee09 at 6:13 PM on Feb. 1, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • I wouldnt do the milk, especially not right before bed if you dont know if he can handle it. You can feed him a hearty dinner & add some rice to his formula right before bed. Good luck!

    Answer by Jessaroo1987 at 6:15 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Oh and by rice I mean the rice cereal for babies, lol, not just any ol rice....

    Answer by Jessaroo1987 at 6:16 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Your baby is more than likely not hungry. All babies wake during the night, but most of them have the ability to fall back asleep on their own. Instead of feeding your baby when he wakes, you could try getting him back to sleep by rocking, patting or singing to him.

    Answer by MomMom23 at 6:23 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • try a water bottle that what i had to do my son woke up at night until he was 12 months old!!!! so i started giving him a bottle with water in it and it worked like a charm! he stopped waking up because he didnt want the water! lol

    Answer by Littleguysmommy at 6:26 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • i gave my baby rice mixed with her formula right before bed it worked great for her

    Answer by Ashley2810 at 6:29 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • my 71/2 month old is starting to do the same thing. maybe feeding him real food during the day might help if oyu dont already (mor elike simple gerber solids). also, i put 2 scoops of cereal in his milk before bed and wait to feed him until right before i get in bed (as late as possible) even if he's sleeping. i dont leave the bottle there though i wait till he's done. lucky for me he can eat without wakin up

    Answer by Mrs.L.Mita at 6:45 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • thanks everyone! we will try

    Comment by chmom13 (original poster) at 6:53 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Yes. It's called "waiting it out". They are growing quickly, they need fed frequently. It's very normal for this age. If you are breastfeeding, try co-sleeping.

    Answer by LeanneC at 7:50 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Um, yeah, feed the poor baby.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:44 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

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