DD3 is 12 months and still having at least two bottles of milk during the night. She cries for it but her eyes are still closed and only a bottle will settle her. She wakes up about 4-5 times and it's knackering me out especially as dd4 is due in less than 3 weeks. Is this normal to wake up so much?
Have you tried subsituting the milk for water instead? She may just be thirsty, or it may just be a habit. We recently stopped giving into DS (21months) demands for milk (up to 3 bottles a night). It took one night of him shouting milk at me for about an hour and another night of broken sleep/crying, but its been 2 weeks and no more milk apart from the bottle just before bedtime. Could she be having a growth spurt?
I dont think she is having a growth spurt, we recently switched her milk from formula to cows milk but she was up as much in the night on formula so i dont think it's that. I think i will try the water, she is soaking through nappies drinking all this milk overnight. Last night she has worn 4 nappies, 4 wraps, 3 vests and sleepsuits and 2 sleepingbags
I agree that this is habbit, don't fall into the trap that I did, my ds was 18 months and still demanding milk before I went cold turkey on him! Just grit your teeth and start by diluting the milk with water, than offering nothing but water. Goog luck!