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Nighttime Feedings (Overview)

Nighttime feedings refers to nursing or feeding an infant or child in the nighttime.


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When can I stop doing nighttime feedings?

When can I stop doing nighttime feedings?

Night time feeds: Most babies can sleep through the night by the time they are 4 to 6 months of age. It also depends on other things as, when do you give him his last feed, and at what time do you actually put the infant to bed. Try to give your baby a late last feed of the night and see what he or she does. It also helps if your baby can self soothe and have his own space to sleep, so it will be easier to sleep. ...Read more

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Nighttime Feedings (Overview)

Nighttime feedings refers to nursing or feeding an infant or child in the nighttime.


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What number of nighttime feeds for a baby starting solids?

What number of nighttime feeds for a baby starting solids?

Please resubmit : your question with your baby's age in months & weeks, current formula intake in ounces/24 hours or number of times you breastfeed/24 hours. If you're asking if a healthy, typically-developing 6-month old should be fed when he night wakes, the answer is no, unless you want to train him to be a night feeder & increase his risk of dental caries. ...Read more

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Is it ok to let my 2month old baby sleep through 6hrs at night without a nighttime feed if she doesnt wake herself?Will she still get enough calories?

Is it ok to let my 2month old baby sleep through 6hrs at night without a nighttime feed if she doesnt wake herself?Will she still get enough calories?

Probably fine, : As long as she is gaining weight well up to this point. Most babies to sleep longer stretches after about 6-8weeks of age and after they reach 10lbs. As long as she has a good appetite the rest of the day and is making plenty of wet diapers, I'm sure she is fine. Enjoy the extra sleep! Make sure you let her doctor know she is sleeping well and they will check her weight at her next well check. ...Read more

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I'm still nighttime breast feeding my 3 1/2 year old daughter and she has NO desire to stop anytime soon but I'm certainly done and would like my milk to dry up to start to discourage her. Will a combo birth control accomplish this? Any tips? My 2 other d

I'm still nighttime breast feeding my 3 1/2 year old daughter and she has NO desire to stop anytime soon but I'm certainly done and would like my milk to dry up to start to discourage her. Will a combo birth control accomplish this? Any tips? My 2 other d

Your call: By 3 a kid can certainly understand your spoken communication. You need to tell her its time she quit being a baby and mean it.Abandon any feelings of guilt. She will not be scarred if you do this.The only way for your body to stop making milk is to stop stimulating the breast by feeding her.Find an alternate non-feeding activity you can do at night to transition her,like reading to her, but do it ...Read more

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What causes a dry persistent non productive nighttime cough?

What causes a dry persistent non productive nighttime cough?

Cough: Hello, a cough is a reflex event that occurs after stimulation to the nerves of the airways. A specific night time cough could be due to a few possibilities . First would be a cough variant of asthma. Instead of the wheezing that commonly occurs with asthma, a person coughs instead. My other thought could be from a reflux condition that while you sleep, a small amount of gastric liquid reflexes up. ...Read more

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For diabetic people, why is nighttime not the right time for eating heavy?

For diabetic people, why is nighttime not the right time for eating heavy?

Metabolism: Night time is not a good time to eat for anybody. The metabolism is in anabolic state and even if you have a low calorie diet you will still gain weight. In diabetics this balance is even more fragile.If the blood sugar is low a small snack with slow absoprtion carbs its recommended. ...Read more

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What is a good schedule for sharing nighttime responsibilities with my husband?

What is a good schedule for sharing nighttime responsibilities with my husband?

Night schedule: I recommend getting your newborn on a 10 pm, 2 am, 6 am feeding schedule if possible. Mom and dad can rotate the 2 am feeding every other night to allow every other night sleeping 8 hrs. This works for most infants as early as 4-8 weeks if term baby. I also highly recommend mom napping once a day with the baby during the first 2 months if possible. ...Read more

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Can an adult take double the dose of a children's nighttime cough medice or more ?

Can an adult take double the dose of a children's nighttime cough medice or more ?

MORE INFORMATION: This question cannot be answered without knowing the name of the specific children's night time cough medicine. ...Read more

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23yo female why do i always get a mild headache only on a nighttime no other symtoms?

23yo female why do i always get a mild headache only on a nighttime no other symtoms?

Tension headache?: Night time headaches may occur with tension headache, a kind of headache that is very common after looking at a screen during the day. It is felt that sore muscles in the back of the neck cause pain and throbbing in the back of the head, sometimes this radiates to the top of the head on both sides. ...Read more

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Is there a foam barrier method still available to help protect from nighttime reflux? It makes so much sense, but can't seems to find one.

Is there a foam barrier method still available to help protect from nighttime reflux?  It makes so much sense, but can't seems to find one.

Gaviscon, sucralfate: Gaviscon is otc, antacid plus alginic acid to "coat" inflamed tissue. Sucralfate is rx; coats inflamed lining of esophagus and stomach; alters the mucus lining of the stomach; doesn't get absorbed into blood stream; can goop up other meds, so time them either 1/2 h before or 2 hrs after dosing;. ...Read more

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What are the causes of nighttime incontinence?

What are the causes of nighttime incontinence?

Many: For children, bedwetting is common and gradually decreases as the child ages. The cause is usually idiopathic and improves with time. Some children require treatment for bedwetting including bed alarms, medications to decrease urine production in kidneys. ...Read more

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Whats your nighttime ritual needed for?

Whats your nighttime ritual needed for?

Good sleep: We're creatures of habit. It helps to stick with a healthful and relaxing bedtime routine that is associated with sleeping soon after we go to bed. It's a great habit to learn to allow ourselves to be "off duty" in the evening so that we wouldn't think of solving problems or worrying while in bed. People can train themselves to do all problem solving and planning well before bedtime. ...Read more

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What does Nighttime hypertension indicate?

What does Nighttime hypertension indicate?

Nocturnal htn: This is a concern. It predicts fixed htn. It means that blood vessels are stiff and heart is less flexible and renal excretion of salt is altered toward mild retention. Nocturnal htn, or nondipping bp at night, indicate eventual 24 hr htn. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 3mg of Melatonin each nighttime?

Is it safe to take 3mg of Melatonin each nighttime?

Average: Your dose is not at all excessive, and likely will be both safe and effective. Many of us on this site recommend Melatonin in place of prescription sleeping pills ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect with imipramine for nighttime wetting?

Can you tell me what to expect with imipramine for nighttime wetting?

Simple med: The use of Imipramine at low doses provides some benefit to bedwetters. It seems to decrease urine formation over the period that it is in the system. The symptom is likely to return if it has helped, as soon as it is stopped. ...Read more

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My son is 12 lbs, 12oz and 9wks old. Recommend weaning off nighttime bottle? How?

My son is 12 lbs, 12oz and 9wks old. Recommend weaning off nighttime bottle? How?

Stop night bottle: Just stop. If he wakes up during the night, go to him, make sure he is ok, but do not pick him up. It may take 3-4 nights, but then youll be able to get some rest. ...Read more

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I took one day time Nyquil on accedeint can I take one nighttime Nyquil and go to bed?

Yes: you can if you are over 18 and are healthy. If you mean to take both within an hour or two because you mistakenly took daytime when you wanted nighttime, then the answer if no, but if you mean 8 hours apart, yes. ...Read more

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If I stop wearing the crt lenses will my glare at nighttime stop?

If I stop wearing the crt lenses will my glare at nighttime stop?

Depends: if the glare is caused by the crt lenses then stopping them will cure the glare. If it doesn't, I would see an ophthalmologist as there could be another cause. Stopping the lenses is a good first step though. Of course, remember that your vision will go back to what it was before. ...Read more

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Can i take cold eeze nighttime while pregnant?

Can i take cold eeze nighttime while pregnant?

Meds with pregnancy: You should get an okay for any medication you wish to take while pregnant in order to protect the baby. ...Read more