Besides struggling recently with secret eating, I also still haven’t quite worked out about what to do about getting hungry during the night while I’m up with Ryland.
My 3 basic choices are
- Eat extra right before bed even though I’m not hungry at the time.
- Eat a snack in the middle of the night whenever I do get hungry.
- Just tough it out until morning.
Each of these have problems, though:
- I don’t like eating when I’m not hungry because that’s something I’ve struggled with as long as I can remember. Also, sometimes it’s still not enough and I still get hungry during the night.
- This means I’ll miss out on more sleep because if it’s something to prepare, I’ll have to wait until after I’m done feeding Ryland before I eat. Then I have to decide to either go back to sleep with gross teeth or brush but miss more sleep.
- It’s hard to sleep when you’re hungry, and sometimes I’ll get hungry as early as around midnight, which means that the other time or two I have to get up, I’m also hungry.
Do y’all have any other ideas?
Another thing, I’ve been trying to look into ways we can make sure that Ryland is completely healthy even though he is formula fed. Many of the sites I find make it seem like a crime if you do anything but breast feed. I don’t know how much of their info I can trust since they are obviously biased. Does anyone know anything about this?
- mar-kicksass answered: Babies in the 1950s and 60s were routinely fed formula only because breast-feeding was taboo. I don’t think it will be a problem.
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- icanthelphowcooliam said: Formula fed is nothing to ashamed or concerned about .
- findingmybalance-v2013 said: All I can say is that my daughter was mostly bottle fed (BF for 1mo while supp w/ formula, Similac) and she is perfect. I wish I had more info for you on formulas.
- twentyonedaysandcounting said: Eat something small and healthy that you’ve prepared before bed. Maybe leftovers—you’ve been eating a lot of good veggie stuff lately. Should keep you satiated, won’t be too much and nutritious.
- twentyonedaysandcounting answered: Formula has been studied and studied and studied. There is a reason it’s there; as long as Ryland’s eating,he’s healthy.Checkupsoon? Ask Dr:)
- roundisntmyshapeanymore answered: Protein bars? String Cheese? Easy and quick and lots of protein.
- jeditrainingholocron answered: maybe try a warm glass of milk in the middle of the night…it would be quick and might help soothe you back to sleep
- angeldrinkstea answered: You could eat a sliced apple or a yogurt or something small so that it doesn’t take a lot of prep and it will tide you over until morning.
- justfivemore answered: to avoid food prep in option 2, maybe just have something preportioned or prepared before you go to bed?
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- chrystidoeslife said: Disregard info that says ONLY breast milk-it’s biased, & bias info isn’t good info. Lots of perfectly fine/smart/healthy people were formula fed. Try raw veggie snacks at wake up times when you’re hungry. Then you can have as much as you want :-)
- sherunsfromscalpels said: I had to bottle feed because I never lactated, so I made sure my formula had DHA in it. We used Similac. Transitioned to milk at one year.
- shortmom said: Modern formulas are just fine. I was a formula baby in the 70s and I lived to tell the tale. :-)
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