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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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Toddler not sleeping at night?

Toddler not sleeping at night?

If the pediatrician : says his health, growth & development are normal, set a consistent bedtime & routine: bathe, brush his teeth, read, cuddle, then put him in his own bed in his own room, drowsy but awake, to learn to self-calm for sleep without liquids or a pacifier. Consistently & completely ignore night-crying while it first intensifies before it stops. See the American Academy of Pediatrics HealthyChild app. ...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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Why baby not sleeping at night, sleeping at daytime?

Why baby not sleeping at night, sleeping at daytime?

Baby: Babies sleep so many hours that the night alone would not be enough. Plus, they require frequent feeding, so they wake up often. And on top, they are slow eaters (they are very smart on this!). So it is ok. Babies sleep only when they feel like. Gradually, they grow up to adjust to a more normal (for adults) pattern. ...Read more

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My 6wk old baby fusses all night & sleeps daytime & often needs waking up 4 hourly during the day but hardly sleeps at night. Normal? Formula fed baby

My 6wk old baby fusses all night & sleeps daytime & often needs waking up 4 hourly during the day but hardly sleeps at night. Normal? Formula fed baby

Flipped pattern: This is common to parents who believe they should let baby sleep during the day if they had a bad night. Babies are pattern creatures and this continues until you stop it. Try waking every hour during the day for a minimum of five minutes and leaving alone at night, the pattern should reset within a week. ...Read more

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4 yr old had sleep study that showed decreased REM sleep &frequent wakings &arousals (7.5 per/hr).She also snores, sleep talks &walks, wets bed.Causes?

4 yr old had sleep study that showed decreased REM sleep &frequent wakings &arousals (7.5 per/hr).She also snores, sleep talks &walks, wets bed.Causes?

Sleep disorder: Although there is an entity called central sleep apnea (central nervous system, brain) the most common cause of a sleep disorder in a 4 year old is hypertrophy (enlargement) of the tonsils and adenoids. Removal of these structures in the upper airway almost always results in a cure of these symptom. ...Read more

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Newborn had only 2 bowel movements. Taking simethicone after feedings. Lots of gas, fussiness, crying. Supplementing breast milk with similac.

Newborn had only 2 bowel movements. Taking simethicone after feedings. Lots of gas, fussiness,  crying.  Supplementing breast milk with similac.

Fussiness: Breast fe babies can have a stool with each feeding, once a, day or can go as pong as a week without having one. They maybet fussy as the week progresses. Try burping your infant frequently If he seems to be constipated you may give him formula with 1-2 tablespoons with dark Karo syrup ...Read more

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Reason for snoring loudly at night ?

Reason for snoring loudly at night ?

OSA: Obstructive sleep apnea is the likely cause. There may be transient episodes where breathing stops for a period of time (ie seconds). This type of respiration prevents one from entering REM sleep. It is dangerous in the long run. ...Read more

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Does rice cereal help babies sleep through the night?

Does rice cereal help babies sleep through the night?

No: Despite what some grandmothers will say, cereal feeding has not been proven to help babies sleep better. It can lead to constipation or overfeeding, though, and possibly food allergies if given prior to 4 months. ...Read more

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My baby is 1year old and still drink milk different time at night during sleep w bottles,i tried sippy cup during day but most intake occure at night?

My baby is 1year old and still drink milk different time at night during sleep w bottles,i tried sippy cup during day but most intake occure at night?

See Your Doctor: Persistent night bottle feeding in a 1 yr old may be caused by insufficient solid food consumption during the day and/or behavioral issues which include separation anxiety. Arriving at the cause can be complex, more info is needed eg. detailed dietary history, sleep patterns (past and recent), growth/developmental history, & more. See your doctor now for evaluation and intervention strategies. ...Read more

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Can swaddling help babies sleep?

Can swaddling help babies sleep?

Yes: There perhaps is something about recreating that intrauterine environment which some infants find most comforting--swaddling. Neatly tucking a baby into a pea pod shaped bundle can provide security and warmth unlike anything else. So, once all snuggled in, sleep can not help but to come much more easily. Try it, you will like it...And so will baby! ...Read more

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Is 6 hours of sleep per night enough?

Is 6 hours of sleep per night enough?

7-8 hours of sleep: 6 hours of sleep may not be enough for most adults. 7-8 hrs of sleep per day averaged over several weeks is considered adequate. ...Read more

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3 mo.old swaddled wakes several times after 6-7hrs @night for pacifier.Goes12hrs btwn feedings so she's not hungry. Suggestions please?

3 mo.old swaddled wakes several times after 6-7hrs @night for pacifier.Goes12hrs btwn feedings so she's not hungry. Suggestions please?

Quit swaddling: Swaddling is a good temporary action that helps baby transition between a tight uterus and freedom of movement.It should be loosened gradually and removed as soon as baby will sleep without it. Babies die every year by suffocating in bedding. A growing 3 mo should not go 12 hrs between feedings. ...Read more

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3 mo.old swaddled wakes several times after 6-7hrs @night for pacifier.Goes12hrs btwn feedings so she's not hungry. Suggestions please?


3 mo.old swaddled wakes several times after 6-7hrs @night for pacifier.Goes12hrs btwn feedings so she's not hungry. Suggestions please?

May be dependent: Pl see the attached link for deciphering between the pros and cons for using pacifier to fit your needs. There is really no clear guidelines to fit in every case. Generally speaking, pacifiers provide soothing effects to babies who become dependent on them over time. ...Read more

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How much hour is nomal sleep hour for 1 mo baby, per 24 hour time ? My baby seems have lack of sleep (wake every 1-2 hr).

How much hour is nomal sleep hour for 1 mo baby, per 24 hour time ? My baby seems have lack of sleep (wake every 1-2 hr).

16-16 hours: But certainly not all at one time, especially of the baby is being nursed it is common to awaken every 2 hours to feed at this age. Baby usually falls back to sleep fairly quickly after being burped and changed. ...Read more

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Frequent day and night urination & dry mouth. Stop drinking at night?

Frequent day and night urination & dry mouth. Stop drinking at night?

Stop caffiene: Avoid fluids 3 hours before bed. Get off water pills if doc says ok. Cut back on acidic beverages an citrus fruits. ...Read more

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2 month old baby. Bottle fed. She drinks about 1 to 1.5 oz milk a time. Every hour intervals. At night she sleeps for 7 hours and not fed . Proper?

2 month old baby. Bottle fed. She drinks  about 1 to 1.5 oz milk a time. Every hour intervals. At night she sleeps for 7 hours and not fed . Proper?

Pumped milk, right?: Babies drink breast milk, either pumped or directly from the breast. Formula (not cow milk) is an option if there is not enough breast milk. In nature, nobody knows how much a baby drinks, because she drinks from the breast. That being said, if a normal healthy 2 month-old wakes every hour and only drinks 1.5 oz, she can be gradually increased to 3 oz per feeding and will likely sleep better. ...Read more

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2 month old baby drinks 1.5 oz formula milk every hour. Less breast milk. At night 7 hours sleep and not fed. Is it proper? giving zincovit drops too.

2 month old baby drinks 1.5 oz formula milk every hour. Less breast milk. At night 7 hours sleep and not fed. Is it proper? giving zincovit drops too.

Overnight sleep! : Yes, a 7 hour stretch of sleep is appropriate for a 2 month old. Congratulations! On demand feeds are best while awake. Is she gaining weight well? This is the best indicator of her milk intake's adequacy. Best of luck! ...Read more