it is normal for a 5 month old to want feeding in the night. Can't believe any HV would recommend weaning at a year? 6 months is the usual advice.
if you do decide you want to give him some food, I would avoid rusks in any case as they are full of sugar (even the ones labelled low sugar) and that may be making him more wakeful at night. fruit is also very sweet. if you want to give him food, maybe try a rice based porridge made with formula.
Brettgirl2: I know its an enormous amount of formula, he just doesn't stop Yeah I have mentioned it to her and the doctor. The doctor gave me a lecture about over feeding and that at times he might just want a cuddle, which is totally not the case as his hungry cry is completely different to the noises he makes when he wants attention. My HV simply said not to wean him till he's a year old and to give him multiple bottles each feed if I have too. Which I did not agree with. I have spoken to a HV I know and she said I should start weaning him slowly, as to her it sounds like he needs it, especially since he has started to rob food of plates if its in his reach
I only started him on food because he was having 9 ounce bottles every hour or so and food seemed to make him go four hours, and also his weight gain slowed rapidly which food has helped him remain steady.
Now on the hungrier babies formula he is having 9 ounces every 2-3 hours but at night he will gladly take between 9 -15 ounces before sleeping. Plus food at the same time as my partner and I eat. He is one very hungry baby and always has been. I give him a bottle when he wants it even if its just an hour after his last feed.
My son has started teething but he seems to be worst every now and then. it seems to have 'stopped' again so I was hoping it will settle him but nope no joy yet. Hopefully he starts sleeping again soon. It wouldnt be as bad but he wants to play for an hour or so before sleeping.
My son has slept through the night since he was about 4 weeks old. Now at nearly 5 months he wont sleep through and on a good night he wakes at about 11pm, and then wants another bottle at 4am. Though when he wakes up at 4 he wants to play - which he has never really done. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to get him to sleep all the way through??
My partner and I were wondering whether it had something to do with changing his formula to cow and gate hungrier babies stuff, as the sleepless nights have started not long after we changed?? Iv noticed that the change in formula has really not changed his eating habits he's just as hungry as ever.
My son is on both a mix of food and milk and has been for many months as he has always been really hungry, and he will have a rusk about 7, and also a fruit pot as I noticed he was still really hungry after a rusk and a full 9ounce bottle...