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Not feeding in night? 4months

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dinomuma Wed 25-Jan-17 10:20:15

Looking for some advice - my 4 month old wakes a couple of times in night, not crying just stirs, so I put white noise on and he falls asleep again.

In the morning when he properly wakes he is very cheerful and smiley (i.e. Doesn't seem like he's starved!)

He is climbing percentiles and feeds every 2/3 hours during the day. He is mix fed.

A friend was shocked I was not feeding him in night when he wakes. Should I be??

dinomuma Wed 25-Jan-17 11:08:12


positivity123 Wed 25-Jan-17 11:16:52

How long does he sleep for at night? If he's happy I wouldn't change anything!

dinomuma Wed 25-Jan-17 11:20:40

He sleeps from 7 until 10 when he has last feed then sleeps 11 until 6ish but can wake at 1 & 3 during this time, but he's just stirring not fully awake or crying

KingfisherBlue Wed 25-Jan-17 19:11:13

Seven hours without feeding at 4 months is fine. Enjoy your sleep!

Mrsp2011 Wed 25-Jan-17 21:08:43

Can I ask what your mix routine is please?

dinomuma Thu 26-Jan-17 09:18:20

He has a bottle at lunchtime and then 2 bottles before bedtime, the rest of the time he is breastfed.

bonnymnemonic Thu 26-Jan-17 09:33:43

Don't change a thing! You're setting up good sleeping habits. Lots of parents (myself included) run into trouble further down the line when their DC have milk as a sleep association.

RachSt12 Fri 27-Jan-17 15:59:03

My DS is the same, he sleeps from about 6-8pm and then 10.30 until about 5.30, he's bright eyes and bushy tailed when he wakes up and ready to play smile

Stel123 Sat 28-Jan-17 02:29:09

Does anyone know much about cow n gate for hungrier babies? My three week old is one first infant milk but she's never full, usually going every three hours but sometimes only 2 and iv put it up to five ounces instead of four which she normally has, my little boy had " for hungrier babies" I just wondered if it does actually make a difference does anyone know?

FartnissEverbeans Sat 28-Jan-17 08:20:44

OP, this sounds like my wee one (4mo). Last night he slept 11 - 6:30 with no feed and he's been doing that for a while. He occasionally wants an early feed if he's having a growth spurt but that's not the norm. It's a good thing!

Stel123, your baby doesn't really sound like a 'hungrier' baby - that feeding pattern sounds completely normal and exactly like my baby's at that age. I'd stay away from the hungry baby stuff. Your baby clearly needs lots of calories at the moment, and the hungry baby formula doesn't provide any extra nutrition - it's just heavier in their stomach to give the illusion of fullness. I used it twice in those little bottles (the usual ones weren't available) and they left my baby a bit stuffed up too so I didn't go near them again. Congratulations btw x

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