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How Often Should An 8 Month Old Eat
My 8 month old still hasn't slept through the night. He wakes up every 4 hours to eat and goes right back to bed. Is this okay?
"Trained Night Feed-: Ing" in a healthy 8-mo.-old stops if you ignore his night crying consistently till it's gone, despite his ?ed protests the 1st few nights. See "graded ignoring" on aap.Org's healthy child app. With a consistent bedtime & routine - read, brush his teeth after his last bottle & put him in his own bed, drowsy but awake, he'll learn to self-calm to fall asleep & back to sleep when he night-wakes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i be worried if my 8 month old son is still waking up every 3 to 4 hours to eat? Should he be sleeping through the night?
See below: Your child should not need to feed at night. He should be sleeping through the night at his age. When you put him to sleep, i would lay him down tired but awake, and let him fall asleep on his own. Then, gradually increase the time you take to respond to him at night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It it OK for a 8 month old to drink 40 plus oz a day.He already is on solids and wakes 2 times a night to eat a full bottle?
40 ounces: Your child may be waking twice a night because he is teething and not because of hunger. Try giving him a pain soother like tyleno or Ibuprofen at bedtime. When wakes up, go to him, do not pick him up or feed him. After 3-4 nights he should stop and you'll be able to get your well needed rest ...Read more
My 8 month old refuses to eat solid food,only accepts breastmilk(I give expressed bm of 1000ml a day- 5to6feeds every 3hours)could this be the reason?
Decrease breast milk: Try feeding your child food first and then offer breast milk after the meal, If you fill his belly first with breast milk, he may not be hungry enough to try the solid food. If the problem persists, he may have an oral aversion to food that may need evaluation. Try first to give 4-5 small feedings of breast milk after giving solids first. Try cereals mixed with breast milk first then fruit/veg ...Read more
NEVER: There is no such thing. All animals are unpredictable. You are your childs safety in most situations. An 8 month old has no place being left around a dog. As a child gets more mobile they become a bigger threat to the dog even though your child might only be playing. Animals are territorial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feeding: He should take 24-32 ounces of formula or breast milk daily, before he gets water or other liquids. He can have up to 6 oz of juice daily. Some of the milk he gets can be in the solids, such as cereal mixed with milk. Once babies are 6 months and older they become more independent in how they eat and don't eat. He should eat as much as he wants of solids, up to 3 times a day. ...Read more
How many ounces of Formula should an 8 month old be eating at every feeding? She refuses baby food's in the jar. Tried several time's over 2 month's
8 month diet: It is essential that you keep trying to add solids to her diet. try mashing up some solids or blending them if she wont eat jar foods. At 8 months she should not be drinking more than 24 ounces of milk a day and should be having other foods as well. Consult with your pediatrician about this. ...Read more
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