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HELP! My 9 month old has started feeding 2 hourly at night

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tellyaddict Fri 05-Sep-08 21:46:26

.. and it's absolutely killing me!!

He'd been going 7pm 'til 5am for a couple of months, then just before the summer hols started waking every 2 hours and absolutely guzzling from me, so he was hungry. Last night it was more of a comfort feed and seemed to last pretty much all night.

He's on three full meals a day (1 weetabx or equivalent volume of baby breakfast, 1 jar of 7 month+ food or same volume of home made food plus fruit and/or fromage frais for lunch and same volume of savoury/pud again for dinner). He's a big lad (weighs about 24lbs and is in 12 month clothes and 12-18 months 'shoes').

I can't keep doing this as I have to get up at 6ish and then do a 2 hour drive, so need to be alert and not half asleep. It's also giving me really bad headaches where I really think I'm going to be sick. I have two other kids as well.

I've bought Hipp Organic Night-time milk in desperation, wanted to bf until 12 months but I have to survive at the end of the day!

Anyone else experienced and solved a similar problem. Anyone tried the night-time milk with success? I will keep bf and if the night-time milk works will use that too as it's only one feed a day.

My son sleeps in a crib next to our bed, he used to co-sleep but wanted to suckle all night and I can't sleep like that smile.

Any advice gratefully received grin please grin grin

Caz10 Fri 05-Sep-08 21:48:11

no answers sorry but will be watching with interest...if I don't fall asleep 1st as my 9mth dd is exactly the same (although has never slept through so it's a bit less of a shock iyswim but still v hard!)

tellyaddict Fri 05-Sep-08 21:50:32

oh caz10 you have my sympathies, especially as you've obviously NEVER had a full nights sleep yet.......

out of the 1000s of mums on here, someone will be able to help us, I'm sure of it, I am, I really am... grin

Caz10 Fri 05-Sep-08 21:56:12

oh god that sounds worse written down!!! no, have never yet in 9mths had more than 4-5hrs at a stretch - they are the "good" nights...hmm


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