Night Feeding and Sleep

Written by Jennifer Garden. Posted in 6 to 12 months

Infants need to continue to feed at night. Children are not all the same when considering feeding patterns therefore some may feed more frequently and others may sleep longer. The overall goal recognized in research is that children should be sleeping a long sleep trajectory (6 hours of sleep) by 5 months of age. This is not to say they should not feed at all during the night, but that they are sleeping for a longer stretch and then feeding and sleeping, feeding etc… Babies may continue to need to feed at night past the age of six months. Contact us to ensure you are meeting your baby’s nutritional needs before changing feeds as part of sleep training.