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drinking way to much formula mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
3rd Apr '13

My 7 month old was doing ok sleeping for a little while and now hes back to being a terrible sleeper. He is waking in between every 20 mins to an hour now and wants a bottle everytime. Than in the morning he ends up throwing alot of it back up cause hes drinking way to much. I just not sure what to do anymore. He is eating regular food now so he cant be hungry all the time like that. His peditrician is no help at all she told me i need to start letting him cry. He is not a baby to cry himself to sleep at all. please help me i am beyond exhausted and tired of having to give him 3 baths a day.

BakingBean2 2 kids; Ohio 2247 posts
3rd Apr '13

Does he take a pacifier? Maybe he wants a bottle just for the sucking?

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
3rd Apr '13
Quoting BakingBean2:" Does he take a pacifier? Maybe he wants a bottle just for the sucking?"

nope he never took one. hes really tongue tied and was never able to keep it in his mouth. I wish he would take a pacifier though

Sara❥ 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9051 posts
3rd Apr '13

Maybe try rocking him back to sleep. Sometimes DS wakes up but it's not because he's hungry, he just wanted a little cuddling.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
3rd Apr '13

When dd did this our dr had us do sleep training with her. First wait 5 mins before going in there (and increase by 1 min every time) because most times they will end up going back to sleep. The dr said she was taking a bottle out if habit, not because she was hungry so to decrease the amount by 1 oz every couple nights. In the end dd was sleeping through the night. It took about a week or 2.

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
3rd Apr '13
Quoting ✽Sara✽:" Maybe try rocking him back to sleep. Sometimes DS wakes up but it's not because he's hungry, he just wanted a little cuddling."


ive tried and he wont stop fussing until i give him a bottle

Sara❥ 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9051 posts
3rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mom2andrew&carter:</b>" ive tried and he wont stop fussing until i give him a bottle"</blockquote>




Maybe try a little water instead?

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
3rd Apr '13

acid reflux. try boosting the head of his bed up (pillow under the mattress not on top)

Sara❥ 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9051 posts
3rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Just Ames:</b>" It's better if he overeats formula vs a ton of water. That's dangerous (excessive water consumption)."</blockquote>



I know that. What I meant was try giving him a little water and see if that satisfies him instead of him eating too much formula.



Or maybe try giving less formula?

Kimberly Kae Smith Due November 4; 1 child; Ohio 4 posts
3rd Apr '13

try just putting water in the bottle

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
3rd Apr '13
Quoting Just Ames:" OP keep track of what he's taking (formula wise) and let the pedi know. Are we sure this isn't a reflux issue?"


its not reflux cause theres some nights when he will only wake up twice and he doesnt throw up at all so i know its not reflux its just over eating.