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18 month old on formula at night

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SandyKK Wed 13-Jan-16 01:30:02

Hi my 1& month old still walks up at night twice for milk. Instead of giving her cows milk I give her formula milk, however feel this isn't filling her up. Reason why I don't give her cows milk is not being able to warm it up from upstairs.
Any ideas of what formulas if anyone has tried?
Sandy x.

LittleBearPad Wed 13-Jan-16 01:54:10

You could give her her milk cold. There's no reason it has to be warm.

Is she actually hungry or is this habit. Have you tried giving her water and more food in the daytime. She might decide that sleepings better.

LittleBearPad Wed 13-Jan-16 01:56:14

Also formula is made from cows milk so broadly similar in terms of "fillingness"

SandyKK Wed 13-Jan-16 12:28:39

Thanks think it's become a habit. I feed her as much as I can.

LittleBearPad Wed 13-Jan-16 12:55:49

Don't worry - my thirteen month old wakes once. He eats loads in the day, frustrating!

When are the feeds. Could something be waking her. Boiler clicking on etc

LittleBearPad Wed 13-Jan-16 12:56:24

Porridge or cereal before bed might help.

SandyKK Wed 13-Jan-16 17:26:38

Thank you. Sometimes you question things!

Aciderwouldbenice Thu 14-Jan-16 11:27:52

My 15 month old wants a bottle in the night too. I give him formula still, using the tommee tippee machine for ease.
If I give him a bottle he is asleep in minutes, if I try and leave him he just fully wakes up and then the whole house is awake.
He eats a lot as well! I am trying the hipp bedtime milk with cereals in at bedtime and he is sleeping until 4am, having a bottle and back to sleep until 6.30 which is manageable

dementedpixie Thu 14-Jan-16 11:29:42

I wouldn't be giving anything at night at that age. Or maybe a quick drink of water in a lidded cup if I was feeling generous

bittapitta Sat 16-Jan-16 19:35:10

We stopped night feeds at 8 months. I think 18 months is old enough to understand no more milk overnight! Maybe a sippy cup of tap water as you transition.

BertieBotts Sat 16-Jan-16 19:38:13

Food is the only thing! DS at that age stopped being filled up by breastmilk too whereas previously it had been filling for him.

So either a slow-release snack before bed, like porridge, or I did actually used to take a little sandwich to bed which he'd eat and go back to sleep. Got flamed for it at the time but it was a phase, I think his stomach maybe hadn't quite caught up and he wasn't able to eat enough in the day to keep himself going through the night. Didn't last long, and he didn't ask for food in the night afterwards.

wetsnow Sat 16-Jan-16 19:40:59

If you want it to stop you need to night wean. We did at 10 months. It was 3 nights of hell. Me and dh took turns to sit by her cit whilst she kicked off.
By night 4 she slept through and that was that.

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