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How to Cut Back On Night Feeding Your Baby

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If your baby is six months or older, she may have started sleeping 10 to 12 hours a night and then for two or three hours during morning and afternoon naps. Now is the time that your baby can safely stop her night feeding, but if you don't mind getting up and feeding a baby at night, there's no reason to stop. However, if you want to drop the night feeding, there are a few ways to do so.

Baby Feeding Advice

There are several different ways you can stop night feeding.

  • Ask your partner to go in to comfort your baby. If you're nursing, your baby may expect to eat if you comfort her.

  • If you're breastfeeding, try to give your baby less milk gradually. Eventually if the meal is cut to almost nothing, your baby might not feel like there's any reason to wake up.

  • Before trying these tactics, talk to your baby's pediatrician.

 
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