Cereal in Bottle?

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Registered: 08-08-2011
Cereal in Bottle?
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Mon, 08-08-2011 - 4:23pm

My son is exclusively breastfed and at the age of 6 months, isn't even close to sleeping through the night (he still wakes 2-3 times a night).

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Wed, 08-10-2011 - 9:45am
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Registered: 11-10-2005
Wed, 08-10-2011 - 4:25pm

Please do not put cereal in your baby's bottle.

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Registered: 11-29-2005
Wed, 08-10-2011 - 4:48pm
Here are a couple links with info about STTN: www.kellymom.com/nutrition/solids/solids-sleep.html & www.kellymom.com/momblog/parenting/nighttime/sleep/

I agree with PP that cereal in the bottle is dangerous (see info in first link) and that it's not unusual for a baby this age to still be waking at night.

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Registered: 10-28-2009
Thu, 08-11-2011 - 12:07pm

my DD is almost 10 months old and still wakes 1-2 times a night completely normal. I know alot of people put cereal in the bottle but IMO its not a good idea... yes getting up is hard so is breast feeding but in the end totally worth it ! i was aways under the impression babies at this age slept through as well but the more im parenting and the more friends i get with kids (especially those who are BF) im learning that many wake up even through 1-2 years old

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Registered: 10-25-2008
Thu, 08-11-2011 - 1:00pm

ugh. my mother suggested I do this the night i came home from the hospital with my ODD. groan:)

It's totally normal for a BF baby to still wake up several times. From what I have read- and experienced- even when they do eat solids before bedtime, they really don't sleep much, if any longer than they did without it. It's a very outdated practice that still lingers in grandma advice:)

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Registered: 08-16-2004
Fri, 08-12-2011 - 10:47pm
Yes very outdated, doesn't work and has shown to cause diabetes.
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Registered: 07-27-2011
Fri, 08-19-2011 - 12:17pm

Congratulations on exclusively breastfeeding until your son was 6 months old. For those moms who are breastfeeding but not exclusively, keep breastfeeding as much as possible.