Bath bottle bed at 6.30pm, wakes 12am and 3am and 6am, has milk at all those times, and then sleeps til 7.30.
This is the most she has ever fed. Should we try and pacify her with a dummy or water or a cuddle she just shouts and shouts (not crying).
She used to sleep through, then went through a bout of waking once, now this.
What the devil is going on and how do I handle it? Not sure if its related but she has also started freaking out at odd noises - the sound of the key in the front door, a dog barking, the bath running. When the key went in the door she started crying hysterically and climbed behind me.
Nope, goes down awake, jabbers on for a bit with her teddy and sees herself off to sleep.
She is starting to try and be defiant, if thats at all possible, doing little tantrums etc, so Im.not sure if this is part of it. Stuff like if she wants picked up will sit and shout loudly at us with her arms in the air, even though she is perfectly capable of saying "up'.
How much does your DD drink and eat during the day?
I would try to settle her without feeding - if she is having 3-4 ff (20oz or so) during the day and 3 meals (including protein) I don't think she should really be hungry at night so it sounds like a habit is starting to form.
That sounds about the same as I feed my nearly 12 mo twins (except we now give a snack instead of mid morning bottle now) and they don't wake for milk in the night. Maybe introduce some snacks with bottles? But I doubt its hunger. If it was me I would try some sleep training (cc) but I know that's not for everyone.