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    Question introducing solids/bottle?

    I know its quite common for even 6 month olds to have to eat every 2-3 hours at night still. But I am becoming drained and exhausted with working on top of getting up every 2-3 hours. Did anyone else at this point in time introduce a bottle of formula for night time feedings or introduce just more solids? Any tips?

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    Adding a bottle will not guarantee more sleep. Do you only breastfeed?
    Are you co-sleeping?
    My 5 month old is attached to the boob all night but because we are co-sleeping I get a good amount of sleep. I only wake up when I need to switch boobs cause I side feed.
    My first was the same so when i read about babies who "sleep through the night" I cannot give advice..... lol
    I can just say that they grow up fast and this stage will not last forever! If I slept beside an all you can eat buffet I would be up for snacks too
    Don't forget comfort is a big part of it too. Not just hunger. So giving them filler will not work if they want comfort.
    They like to snuggle in and smell their mommy! Like a baby cub!!!!!

    Im not a fan of "sleep training" so I just go with the flow until this stage is over.

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    ya I do co-sleep but I don't sleep very deeply as im always paranoid of "what if I roll over" so I just don't sleep very deeply.

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    At 6 months, I started to have him sleep in his crib for the first part of the night. If co-sleeping isnèt helping you sleep better, then I would start having her sleep in a crib. At 6 months, they usually eat a couple bites of food 2-4 times a day and may just spit most of it out. This doesnèt make any difference. The average baby is sleeping all night by 12 months At this point babies stomach will start getting bigger and she will start to be able to sleep longer. Most babies will start to really eat solids around 8 months, so just keep introducing those new foods every 3 days, so by 8 months baby has tried enough items you can start serving ÈmealsÈ.

    (Oops, just realized DS was typing in french earlier, lol).

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    With my first I couldn't sleep deeply but for some reason with my second I can. I definitely know the food did not help with my first and she was a great eater she just always wanted me I feel the same way with this one!

    its different for everyone and when we hear about other babies sleeping well we assume we are doing something wrong.
    hang in there!!

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    My baby never had a bottle of formula. Her sleep got better with age.

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