The body of the baby is arranged so that in the night he feels the need for food, so try to wean from night feedings for a baby under one year is not worth it. The baby will be demanding shout and if you fall asleep, only her sad. In most cases, parents remains nothing how to give the crying baby to the breast? or a bottle.
Older children already do not feel the need for food at night. Kids older than one year can sleep all night long, but in reality this will not meet often. Sometimes the child, calling to the night mother, may be not hungry. So children compensate for the lack of attention and affection during the day. On a subconscious level the child is formed that when he eats, mother.
Weaning baby from night feedings, remember that you should not replace formula or breast milk sweet juice, juice or yogurt. They taste generally like kids, so don't be surprised if your toddler will drink 2-3 cups of fluid per night. It is best to use in this case plain water.
If you have decided to wean your baby from night feedings, act aggressively. Most importantly, tune in for yourself. Before bed you can feed the baby a little tighter than before. But don't overdo it: meat soup or the meatballs are not conducive to healthy sleep. Better give the baby milk porridge or cottage cheese.
Night, as soon as baby wakes up, offer him a drink of boiled water. The first time it can be a little to sweeten, gradually add less sugar. Talk to your child calm and even tone, most importantly don't give away your excitement. Do not switch on the light if you sleep in the dark, keep a water bottle at the ready. Then explain to your child that he will eat this morning, and now a bit get a drink and went to bed. In this case, good rescues co-sleep, because the child feels warm and calm mom.
Of course, to wean the baby from feedings in one night you are unlikely to succeed. If your baby wakes up to eat several times, reduce the number of feedings gradually. The pediatricians believe that there is nothing wrong with that child up to three years eating night. So don't panic if the age of your baby sleeping all night long. The time will come and your toddler will cease to Wake the household.