Beidi G Thu, November 20th
Formula helps babies sleep better/longer at night. Myth or truth? Any mommy tried/experimented?
Lisa P 0 likes
I heard formula digests slower than breast milk. If this is true than baby should sleep longer when on formula.
Regina B 0 likes
I would say true. I would try to give my baby rice cereal at nice thinking he would sleep longer, but always ended up waking up in the middle of the night. But when I gave him a bottle of formula he would sleep through the whole night.
Lee R 0 likes
It is true! My baby never slept through the night while I was breast feeding but then after I switched she slept through the night after 3 days!!
Michelle L 0 likes
My lo never slept through the night either when I was breast feeding but once on formula she slept through the night.
Jennifer G 0 likes
I breast fed my oldest and he never slept, my five month old has been formula fed since day one and he slept 4 hrs the day he was born, now sleeps the night no problem!
Fergie B 2 likes
Myth... Unless you have a production issue.
Robyn M 0 likes
Truth, even our ped and lactation peeps say so. Breast milk digests quicker and more fully, while the formula is derived from proteins that are harder for a baby to digest... so it takes longer.
Michaela R 0 likes
Seems like it's true. My 3.5mo sleeps 10-12 hours on formula.
Amber L 0 likes
Truth. When I was breast feeding LO slept for 3-4 hours... With formula I get a 8 hour run then a 4 hour run...
Rachel D 0 likes
It has rang true for me with both my kids. I do a bottle of formula at night and my lo is knocked out for about 6-7 hrs
Karina B 0 likes
I haven't noticed a difference.
Paris J 0 likes
I've tried, sometimes I add a teaspoon of rice. Worked well. Also I've noticed when I eat heavier before nursing him he sleeps longer also
Amber B 1 like
I breastfed and my baby slept through the night while my two friends who formula fed their babies weren't good night sleepers... Guess I was the odd man out or just got lucky!
Lauren P 0 likes
My baby is formula fed and she sleeps 8-10 hours at night!
Allison C 0 likes
mommy k 0 likes
my baby has been ff since day 1. sleeps 12-14 hours a night only feeding once.
Mel Marie 0 likes
True. When I BF he eats every 2 hrs and formula feed its every 3 hrs.
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