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Night feedings jen black 2 kids; California 2009 posts
17th Apr '13

So my daughter just turned one. She sleeps like crap and always has so we are still doing 3-6 bottles per night 4-6 ounces each. Other than that she only gets maybe one or two diring the day. She can drink from a sippy cup and all. Oh and her formula is soy. When should I start phasing out the soy and introducing cows milk and how, safely. Also, if my daughter is hungry I'm gonna feed her. But the doctor keeps telling me to get rid of night feedings and ween (sp?) her off of the bottle. How can I do this with so many bottles at night? Maybe it's just not her time?

user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
17th Apr '13

Watching..

dbailey 2 kids; Arkansas 3734 posts
17th Apr '13

That's crazy...I don't think that's her being hungry she's just trained to wake up and eat at this point. She's well over the age she can sleep with out anything at all much less that many bottles.

jen black 2 kids; California 2009 posts
17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting dbailey:</b>" That's crazy...I don't think that's her being hungry she's just trained to wake up and eat at this point. She's well over the age she can sleep with out anything at all much less that many bottles."</blockquote>




She doesn't wake up at the same time at night or anything but she does drink the entire bottle each time so I know she must be hungry. Giving sips of water or the binky doesn't work well enough. I'm also 25 weeks pregnant so I'm pretty damn tired. Trying to figure it all out before the new baby is here

sara elizabeth 1 child; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 3710 posts
17th Apr '13

Try to offer more during the day and see if you can get her back to sleep without a bottle. It sounds like she's reverse cycled and needs to move her eating time.



As for transitioning..if she has a touchy tummy I would mix a little milk in with her soy and gradually increase the milk and decrease the soy until you're at 100% milk.

jen black 2 kids; California 2009 posts
17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting B r i t t a n y !:</b>" Of course she's going to drink the entire bottle because it has become a habit. Make sure she's getting ... [snip!] ... she's getting enough to eat during the day and stop giving her a bottle at night. Offer her a pacifier or a sippy of water. "</blockquote>




Well like I said, binky and water isn't good enough. She will scream. With out her bottle right before bed she will scream for hours sometimes. I don't want her to cry herself to bed. And she eats almost all solids during the day except around her nap (which is only 25-35 minutes)

sara elizabeth 1 child; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 3710 posts
17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting jen black:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting B r i t t a n y !:</b>" Of course she's going to drink the ... [snip!] ... her to cry herself to bed. And she eats almost all solids during the day except around her nap (which is only 25-35 minutes)"</blockquote>




Sometimes they just need to cry. Have you tried bottle before bed and then just water/pacifier after?

*goodbye* asfga, DS, Namibia 1308 posts
17th Apr '13
Quoting jen black:" <blockquote><b>Quoting B r i t t a n y !:</b>" Of course she's going to drink the ... [snip!] ... her to cry herself to bed. And she eats almost all solids during the day except around her nap (which is only 25-35 minutes)"

It sounds like you don't want to bite the bullet and just let her cry. Tell her that she gets a sippy or nothing. My daughter understood that at one. You need to suck up being tired and deal with her crying. I know it sucks but I have been doing it for four+ years because my son wakes up nightly with nightmares. I rarely get more than 6 hours of sleep which included when I was pregnant with his sister. I don't want to sound harsh but I'm just giving the truth. One year olds understand much more than we give them credit for. You daughter is well beyond the age of no night time feedings. Most infants stop feeding every 2-3 hours at 4-6 weeks old. Feed he cereal before bed and if she wakes up, go in and soothe her for 5-10 minutes or so. Slowly cut out the mommy soothing and make her soothe herself.

jen black 2 kids; California 2009 posts
17th Apr '13

Yup! She just wants her formula. Nothin else. I don't mind letting her cry. But the last time we did the cops came because someone called and said we left her home alone. So, she's a loud one. And she doesn't let up.

sara elizabeth 1 child; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 3710 posts
17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting jen black:</b>" Yup! She just wants her formula. Nothin else. I don't mind letting her cry. But the last time we did ... [snip!] ... time we did the cops came because someone called and said we left her home alone. So, she's a loud one. And she doesn't let up."</blockquote>




Mines stubborn and loud, too. You either have to deal with being tired and wait for her to wean (formula during nighttime hours is bad on the teeth) or let her cry.

jen black 2 kids; California 2009 posts
17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting sara elizabeth:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting jen black:</b>" Yup! She just wants her formula. Nothin else. ... [snip!] ... have to deal with being tired and wait for her to wean (formula during nighttime hours is bad on the teeth) or let her cry."</blockquote>




I don't think formula is any worse firing a certain time of the day. Yeahhhh. If my kid is hungry I'm not going to not feed her. That's why I am so hesitant. I have no problem letting her cry but I do have a problem letting her cry because she could be hungry. Everyone flips a b***h when they hear you let your kid CIO and they alway say well wht ever if she doesn't need a change, food, burping, binky ect. I don't want her to go hungry because I can tell u the second he gets that bottle she guzzles it. I know my daughter and I know when she is hungry. Just two different types of cries u know?

sara elizabeth 1 child; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 3710 posts
17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting jen black:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting sara elizabeth:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting jen ... [snip!] ... he gets that bottle she guzzles it. I know my daughter and I know when she is hungry. Just two different types of cries u know?"</blockquote>




If you're brushing her teeth after each bottle at night it's not any worse than during the day.



I still nurse my 22 month old when she wakes up at night. It doesn't bother me to get up. She doesn't do it every night, though..and it's only 1 or 2 times. But, I know how you feel. If I would let her cry, she would stop getting up. It's a habit and babies should be eating their meals during the day..not at night.



If you're going to make excuses for not using everyone's suggestions..don't bother asking. You don't want her to keep waking up but you don't want to change anything in order to make her stop.



Try adding water to her formula gradually until she's at all water.

jen black 2 kids; California 2009 posts
17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting sara elizabeth:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting jen black:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting sara elizabeth:</b>" ... [snip!] ... don't want to change anything in order to make her stop. Try adding water to her formula gradually until she's at all water."</blockquote>




I just wipe her gums. She has no teeth yet

sara elizabeth 1 child; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 3710 posts
17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting jen black:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting sara elizabeth:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting jen ... [snip!] ... water to her formula gradually until she's at all water."</blockquote> I just wipe her gums. She has no teeth yet"</blockquote>




That works :) ..some people don't know that their teeth need that. I had a friend who was clueless.

jen black 2 kids; California 2009 posts
17th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting sara elizabeth:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting jen black:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting sara elizabeth:</b>" ... [snip!] ... yet"</blockquote> That works :) ..some people don't know that their teeth need that. I had a friend who was clueless."</blockquote>




Yeah I was told its as important as brushing your teeth!