How to wean a child from night feeding
Child Development / / April 03, 2016
How and when to wean the child from night feeding
How to wean a child from night feeding - this question begins to disturb Mom about six months after the baby's birth.Pediatricians believe that feeding at night is suitable to a year of life.But psychologists recommend to continue up to 2 years, as the baby needs so much in constant contact with my mother.So when to wean a child from night feeding so as not to harm him?
Experienced mothers are advised to begin a gradual weaning after the first 6-7 months of life.First, you can try to replace one feeding plain water or compote.It stabilizes bowel movements and reduces the feeling of hunger, so the baby will feel full, even if for a short time.Mothers who breastfeed, every night feeding the baby should be reduced over time.Gradually, the kid will understand that night - it's time to sleep, but not for food.However, children are breastfed, unfortunately perceive a change of diet is very painful.Therefore, mothers have to spend a few sleepless nights, lulling crumbs.The main thing - in any case not to compromise by offering the breast.Mother's milk has a sedative effect.Kids are well fall asleep after feeding.But, losing once, Mom risks to feed the baby at night as long as it can separate from the breast.
much easier to wean a child from a night of bottle-feeding the mixture, because, despite the usefulness of breast milk, the mixture is more caloric.Baby tightly to eat before going to sleep, better sleep.So many mothers suffer while feeding at night and try to give the child a mixture of midnight.
European pediatricians, advising how to wean the child from the night after feeding, the emphasis on the psychological aspects of the relationship a pair of "mother - baby".Growing up, the child feels panic, because my mother is no longer a central figure in his life.Therefore, feeding ritual for your baby - it is rather an attempt to get close to her mother.So, to wean from such a regime can only be due to the affection, care and attention.Mama has to show the child that it is always ready to pick him up.For some moms take the baby in his arms only when meal time comes.
order to wean from night feeding 1.5, 2 years mothers have to learn to negotiate with the baby.Experts recommend to explain to a child that you can eat with the first sun rays.If a pipsqueak not agree to wait for the sun, you need to find the strength and in any case not to concede.You can also tell a story about the kid that bear ate at night, and he began to hurt his tummy.In the early days it is likely that the child will wake up and still ask to eat.Then you need to offer him a drink of water or to read him a story.Despite the fatigue, mother should understand that wean the child from night feedings will only help her perseverance.Some pediatricians recommend giving children the night special soothing drops or teas.However, before resorting to such means, it is necessary to consult a neurologist.If the child had a traumatic brain injury, increased intracranial pressure, or there are other neurological problems, sedatives may aggravate his condition.
US children's doctors say that the night feeding - it is an inevitable stage in child development, it passes when the nervous system of the baby is fully mature.But if the mother feels physical discomfort from such a diet, it should be in every way to distract him from eating: collect designer at 2am, sing lullabies at 5 am or just sit with the baby close, telling him stories until then, until he falls asleep.There are special spells, allowing to lull a child.They actively use the mother of Russian and Ukrainian glubinok.However, doctors believe that it is only self-hypnosis, which gives mothers forces survive the first sleepless night, accompanying the transition to the new regime.