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By the time your baby is 8 months old, they should be eating cereal, fruits, and vegetables. At this age, they may even be learning to grab finger foods and drink from a cup. Babies between the ages of 8 and 12 months usually have three meals a day plus a few snacks. Newborn babies should breastfeed 8–12 times per day for about the first month. Breast milk is easily digested, so newborns are hungry often.

Frequent feedings helps stimulate your milk production during the first few weeks. By the time your baby is 1–2 months old, he or she probably will nurse 7–9 times a day. While creating an 8-month-old’s feeding schedule, remember that most babies this age need the following: Solid foods at least twice or three times a day along with 25 to 32 ounces of formula or breast milk every 24 hours. You can start increasing the quantity and variety of the foods in your 8-month-old baby’s diet.

Continue feeding your baby when he or she shows signs of hunger. Most 6 to 12 month olds will need infant formula or solid foods about 5 to 6 times in 24 hours. As your baby gradually starts eating more solid foods, the amount of infant formula he or she needs each day will likely start to decrease.

12 to 24 Months Old. Breastmilk Feedings and Amounts by Age All breastfed babies need between 20-35 ounces of breast milk per day, on average. In younger newborns and up to 2-3 months old, your baby should breastfeed on-demand, which usually means every 2-3 hours.

Well, actually, not too much should change from their 6-7 month old schedule, in terms of timing, at least. And, this feeding schedule will continue for 9 and 10 month olds, too. Hopefully, by the time your baby is 8 months old, you are getting into a bit of a routine and having regularly scheduled meals. In this breastfeeding blog series, Breastfeeding the Older Baby What to Expect and How to Adjust, we will answer some of the most common questions and concerns we hear from moms, as they navigate breastfeeding a 6-9 month old, a 9-12 month old, and a 12-18 month old. Breastfeeding continues to be important and should make up at least half of your baby’s daily calories.

You also can add finger foods such as dry cereal, crackers, cooked vegetables, and soft fruits at this stage. 9 to 12 Months: This stage is the. On fromage frais I was told too much can constipate a child so I would stick to no more than 2/3 pots a day.

I too remember my 8/9 month year old only really eating this, but it was a phase and it did pass. I would disguise a little bit to get some greens down but don’t only give fromage frais. Be patient and don’t force your baby to eat. Watch for signs that she is full and stop feeding her then.

As your baby grows, her stomach also grows and she can eat more food with each meal. Feeding your baby: 6–8 months old. From 6–8 months old, feed your baby half a cup of soft food two to three times a day.

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Breastfeeding should be encouraged when possible but if bottlefeeding is the desired, or required, method of feeding, ideally the baby should be demand-fed, aiming for a 3–4-hourly schedule and 6–8 feeds per day.

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During the early weeks of breast-feeding, the infant should be fed about 8 to 12 times every 24 hours (every 2 to 3 hours) or whenever the infant shows early signs of hunger.

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Although postpartum levels fall throughout the next 4 weeks, substantial levels are maintained throughout the first year, during gradual weaning between 6 and 9 months, and even during partial breastfeeding (when the infant receives solid foods) in the second year of life (Figure 5-4 and Table 5-2).

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Recommended nutrient intakes for infants are based on the estimated nutrient intakes of healthy breastfed infants growing normally during the first 6 months, and from 6–12 months on the nutrient intakes of infants who are receiving breast milk alongside complementary foods.

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The WHO recommendations, which are almost universally adopted, are that the best options are to exclusively breastfeed for at least 6 months, then to offer nutritious complementary foods and continue breastfeeding up to the age of 2 years or until mutually agreed by the mother and child.

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The volume of milk required for each feeding varies widely but is normally between 2 and 5 oz for newborns, 4 to 6 oz for infants 2 to 4 months of age, and 5 to 7 oz for babies 4 to 6 months old.

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This will vary from infant to infant but eventually will settle into a reasonable schedule averaging 8 to 12 feedings per day.

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO, 2016), infants should be exclusively breastfed for 6 months, receive safe and nutritionally adequate complementary foods beginning at 6 months, and continue breastfeeding until 2 years of age or beyond.

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Generally, from one week to one month, babies want seven to eight feedings in twenty-four hours, decreasing to five to seven feedings at one to three months, four to five feedings at three to six months, and three to four feedings at six months to one year.

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A normal feeding pattern for breastfeeding in early infancy is 8 to 12 feeds every 24 hours until satiety.

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  • the point of the “schedule” is more to make sure the baby is very full and eating often enough and sleeping well enough… sometimes it’s hard to just feed on-demand all day long and they come back after only an hour… I think it’s a personal preference but it’s not about denying the baby anything but rather making sure they get enough milk and often enough…it’s actually more a way of keeping track…

  • Any advice on sleep training a one year old who shares a room with her 3 year old brother? My three your old use to sleep well until the baby shared the room when she was 6 months old. He seems to have a sleep regression. I do the Ferber method with my one year old and once she falls asleep I take my 3 year old into the bedroom (after reading a book). Problem is he keeps getting out of his bed and crying and tries to wake up the one year old and by the time he falls asleep it’s past 11 pm. Also, my one year old wakes in the middle of the night (2-3 am) for her bottle, so because I don’t want her to wake the 3 year old I bring her to bed with me and feed her to get her to sleep. Is this defeating the purpose of me sleep training her? It’s tough because my kids room share and having trouble with both. Please help!

  • You only mention bottle feed baby.i am a breastfeeding mom.i can’t handle my baby.she is wakeup more than 10 times at night.she takes 2 naps at day time.nap tym also she need breastfeeding evry 15 mints plzzz help.she is 1 yr old

  • My son both nurses and takes a bottle when I’m gone. He refuses the bottle at night and will not calm down until I nurse him. He’s 12 months next week

  • Need your help. My baby is a week to 3 months. His nap is only for half an hour most of the time. To mention I’m doing EC. So he wakes up to pee. He sleeps every 11/2 hrs and it’s a 30-45 min nap. It means I’m feeding him every 2 hrs. In the evening his wake up time is about 2.5-3.5 hrs and I put him early to bed at 7-7.30pm. He sleeps minimum of 6 hrs straight. My question is: How to increase his nap time? Any ideas

  • We did a sleep feed schedule pretty much from birth and it worked great. It took about six weeks to get her on a schedule. Got her use to full feedings. Then worked on her night and day. I didn’t really watch the clock and fed on demand and let her sleep whenever she fell asleep but I would be more active during day feedings and calm at night. And eventually she was sleeping from about 11-12 to 6-7 am. Then she had a growth spurt at 3 months and is was back to every few hours at night, lol.
    Thanks for the times. I was trying a different one but she wanted to feed soon then their recommendation but this one is closer to her current feed and sleep schedule. I just have to get back to taking a full feed before napping or sleeping as with the growth spurt she’d pass out and be unwakeable then want to eat at odd times. It was like cluster feeding all the time.

  • It’s a great video with great advice. I’m just wondering if I can use these techniques with baby with severe reflux? As I have to keep him upright for at least half an hour and can never put him to bed drowsy

  • Hi. my baby feeds for 30 minutes, 60 minutes or sometimes 90 minutes in the evening. she likes to sleep and take feed in the evening.
    rest of the day she is alert and takes feed for 15 minutes. she has 6-8 wet diapers in a day and is not crying after feed.
    my concern is long feeding time in the evening, is it ok to feed her for 1 1.5 hours?

  • Hi!
    My baby is 3month old… m not being able to set his feeding schedule.. he needs to nurse every 1 and half he during d day. He doesn’t take d feed for more than 5mins so I think he is never full nd so after every feed he plays only for about 5 to 10 mind and then starts crying… he falls asleep during d feeds and wakes up as soon as I stop feeding.. how do I make him nurse fully???

  • I’m lost I feed my baby on demand when I can I pump my milk most of the time more then I’d like but as long as my princess eats thats all that matters

  • Hi I’ve been able to follow this 3 hr schedule the last few weeks and my baby is 12 weeks old. But at night he still wakes up 2-3 times and its at no specific length in time it’s just random times he wakes up 2 hrs after bedtime 3 hours 4 hours or even one hr it’s so random, why is this happening:/

  • My baby is 8 weeks, after trying the schedule I have a hard time putting him to sleep.he only wants to sleep breastfeeding.if I want him to sleep not on me it takes forever! So after feeding him should I put him down right away or start so he will sleep by an hour and a half later?

  • I’m so sleep deprived I am having trouble following…lol. I’m confused about when they are awake, when they are feeding and when they are sleeping. Can you attach a print out?

  • Thanks for your take on your experience, i found it interesting and valid points as i am breastfeesing my 4th bub and wanting him to obviously sleep longer. All of what you have said are things i have been told by midwives over the years so thanks for breaking it down in an easy to understand vid x

  • I have a question, will your boobs get use to this schedule. Meaning not having to feed at night? My boobs hurt during the night so I do have to feed her once or twice during the night. She might be able to sleep longer but my body has not adjusted. Please help and thank you for this awesome video.

  • Trying to get my baby to follow this schedule. I have some questions.
    1) what happens when baby wakes up after 45 mins? do i put baby back to sleep until the full nap time of 1.5 hours?
    2) baby is really sleepy in the afternoon and sleeps for 2 hours but cant be put to nap at the 5:30pm timing. is it ok for the baby to miss a nap time?

  • How do you put a 2 months old on a schedule?! My baby sometimes wants to eat every hour and I mean not to snack but he can have a full feed twice in an hour. Do you let your baby cry but wait or what do you do?! Also the max hours he can go without eating at night is 4 hours. What do you do during growth spurts?!

  • I have to feed my baby every two hrs…..maybe not exactly two sometimes after every 1 n half HR….is it normal or she’s not getting enough milk maybe dats y she’s getting up?

  • Is this safe to do considering their stomachs are so small? Did your babies spit up a lot from eating so much during the day? Thanks for this video btw. Going to attempt this with my second baby

  • Hi, thank you for this video. I tried sleep training my baby but he flips over to his belly and comes to the edge of the crib and starts to scream. he does not know how to turn himself back. I went in his room and turned him back but then he started to do it everytime like every minute. Any suggestions what should I do??

  • My daughter eats like every 45mins to an hour. She is so greedy. More serious may I feel that she is truly hungry cause she’ll eventually start crying if I don’t feed her.

  • So newborns do sleep a lot at day AND night though right? I’m trying so hard to keep my new son awake more during the day but when hw wants to sleep…..he just won’t stay awake. He nurses well, pees and poos a lot, has 2-3 awake periods during the day of about 30 minutes each. plus a gassy/fussy time for 2-3 hours at night. Feeds a lot at night, 3-4 times lasting at least 30-45 minutes. Second baby, toddler wakes a lo too. So tired. Is this normal?

  • Any suggestions for getting baby to sleep? You mentioned putting the baby down when they are still awake, my LO is over 2 months old and every time I try to put her down when she is awake (or even if she is sleeping in my arms) and I try to put her down she wakes up and starts crying. do you have any suggestions on how to get her to actually get to sleep and stay asleep? If she is laying on my chest or I am baby wearing she will sleep very well. During the day her naps usually are very short if I do try to put her down, and I fear she is not sleeping enough.

    ALSO for night feds I have heard keeping the lights off, keeping quiet and feeding then putting back to bed, do you suggest I make sure she is fully awake for these night feds? For a few weeks she was sleeping 4-5 hours straight and all the sudden she is back to waking up every 1.5-2.5 hours in the night, I just don’t know what happened.

    THANKS!

  • I’m due any day now.. coming back to this video for my newborn, this schedule worked perfectly for my first born, a long with your other videos for feeding solids and nap times. That’s my advice to anyone… have a schedule keep your sanity!

  • Thank u very much for this uploading this. I,m a first time mom to a an almost 3 months old baby girl. Was having a tough time breast feeding and could not accomplish any thing else, bt breastfeed a whole day because my baby girl cluster fed. After watching this vlog, I decided to put her on schedule feeding and IT worked. IT was tough the first day, she cried a lot, but at the end of the day I was able to get many hours of sleep for the very first time since the birth of my baby. She slept through the night without waking up to breast feed.

  • Hi Melissa, in your feeding schedule, when do you put your baby to sleep? sounds like around 10pm? I’ve also learned from other methods (e.g. no cry sleep solution), that putting baby early to bed around 7-8pm helps them sleeping long. It actually works for us, and our baby (7weeks) sleeps 4-5hrs from 7-8pm onwards. But this would mess up with your 10pm feeding schedule. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  • your videos are really good but this video doesnt make much sense how can you bf your baby on a plan its feed on demand!

  • Baby who breastfeed, feed more often than x6-7 and every baby establishes their own feeding/sleeping schedule. Baby’s are not meant to me managed, they tell you when they want to feed. Don’t watch the clock! Do you as adults only eat on a schedule?! NO!!! Many babies still need to nurse at night during growth spurts and during developmental changes. This can also cause your milk production to decrease.

  • You don’t keep baby up after the last feed. You put baby straight back to bed. That establishes night time.

    Also you always count from the beginning of a feed. So if she feeds at 8..nap at 930 or 10. Feed again between 11 and 12. You do this after every feed..starting with the morning its eat, wake, sleep. Then on the last one it’s just eat sleep.

  • Hi, I watch your videos for advice and I LOVE them! I had a question…my baby is 3 months old and still nurses every hour and a half. Is this normal? He is gaining weight good and has good diaper outputs. The longest he will go without feeding is 3 hours and only if he sleeps. Help!?!

  • My daughter is 4 weeks old todaya great eater and has already started giving us a 4 hour stint of sleep in the night so we started this system. If she happens to wake around 4 or 5 amdo we feed her or try and calm her without a feed and hold off till 7am?

  • Hi Melissa my baby is 1 month old.. Right from day one he falls asleep as soon as I put him on my breast.. He hardly feeds for 5 mins.. I tried stroking is cheeks, changing diaper etc but noting helped.. I have been pumping exclusively now but it’s exhausting at night time… Can you suggest on this

  • Hi.. Melissa I have a 2 month old baby boy. I currently breastfeeding but also supplementing with formula. Would this schedule work for formula fed babies too?

  • My baby is 2 months and still falls asleep at my breast but once I try taking it from her she throws a fit. So I’m breastfeeding for quite some time(1hr-2hr) give or take. By that time I feel as if it’s pointless to pump. Also I have been taking more milk with goat rue droplets and fenugreek pills and on occasion I drink mothers tea cause I only pump about 2-3 ounces! Sometimes just 2. And that’s not after breastfeeding that if she doesn’t feed.

  • Hi there Amainde!! You had your baby!!!!! This sounds totally normal. My advice is to jsut concentrate on getting those full feeds & do anything you can to keep baby away to get a full feed by changing him often! You can gently gently pinch toes too… if you keep this up, those longer stints at night will start how old is the baby? With your toddler, I don’t know what is happening when he is waking up… describe more and I will try to help! xoxo

  • Hi.. my 3 month baby boy not showing interest for feeding, as he seems normal. But during feed he coughing, denying after 1 to 2 minute, and after 30 minutes again take same and deny for longer

  • This is hard on parents that both work and have opposite schedules. If i put my baby to bed by 8 pm….he will be awake around 6 am.. when my husband has just gone to sleep and when I am getting ready for work.

  • Obviously every baby is different and this will not work for every baby. Does she really need to say this and go through so many unecessary details? “Ask your pediatrician” was enough! Geez people. Anyways, since no one seems to be actually TRYING this I thought I would share my experience. My baby is almost 3 months old and is healthy/gaining weight. However, he was often fussy. He needed more sleep and consistently. When I tried this routine out, he became happier during the daytime and breastfeeding has also been less stressful for me. At the 1.5 to 2 hour mark she mentions, I noticed my baby would get fussy. Naptime! Obviously if my baby wakes early for food, I will feed him. After his last meal of the day I let him wake when he wants (this is 1-2 times a night on a good night. In the morning when I see he can’t sleep anymore we both are up for the day. Babies are not as fragile as you think. Try something, and if it doesn’t work, tend to their needs. Don’t shame people who are just giving advice for what obviously worked for their baby (and this lady has 5? Babies!)

  • I would say generally 15-20 min on each side, you want to try to empty the first breast, but also, it’s good to try to be even b/t the two breasts… most important is that baby seems full!

  • Hi, I saw the video where u are saying that if baby goes to bed by her own, she can self sooth during the night. My question is, how do I teach my 14 month baby to go to bed on her own? When I finish night rituals, she does not lie down on the bed and just sit straight or even stand. She wants me to rock her. If I lie down with her, she still does not lie down. She looks very calm but just dependent on me ��

  • HI Patricia!! How big is your baby? My babies were small so my doctor wanted me feeding them regularly during the day AND night. But if your baby is big and growing, your doctor might say you can let them go at night and see for how long they sleep. I think this is a good schedule for young babies that helps figure out how to feed them really well and consistently at night, so that you start to get longer stints at night. Is it helping you? xoxo Melissa

  • If you go to my website CloudMom.com you can click on the contact link at the very top that’s the best way to reach me. Thank you!

  • Hi there. Can you send me an email? contact [at] cloudmom [dot] com. I will try to offer a few suggestions! Hang in there…you can do it. These early months are so tough on us mamas.

  • Thank you for posting this video! My daughter is 4 months already and is waking me up through out the night, so I’m very tired during the day. I’m also having difficulties with my milk supply, I feel like I’m not producing enough milk:( please help:( if you can please respond by a private message id really appreciate it. Thank you and God Bless:)

  • Babies who are breastfed should be fed on demand. I don’t know any young BF babies who eat 3-4 hourly every day. 6-7 feeds per day is not enough, 8-12 is considered normal, and is often more than this.

  • My daughter is 2 months almost 3 months she takes cat naps when it bed time she don’t sleep long she will sleep for 3 mins and also won’t sleep in her bed I have to have a mini bed next to me in order for her to sleep through the night what can I do? My email is [email protected] gmail.com

  • I agree, I never came across your channel but its petfect advice as since beginning I have been doing this and it does work the way here explained.All you need is immense patience consistency and take it easy and enjoy motherhood.

  • I’d really appreciate some advice here: I am working on a 3hr schedule with my almost 3month exclusively BF baby but she naps for only 30-45mins. How do we keep on schedule if baby wakes up too early before her next feed but seems to want to feed?

  • Haha my baby is opposite of all these other babies! He sleeps great through the entire night from 6 wks, wakes at 5 am and I have to convince him to nurse lol he only displays hunger signs during the day, weird right?!

  • This makes me feel so much better! I wasn’t sure how many times my baby was supposed to be eating (i breastfeeding) because my first son used to eat so much and now with my baby girl she eats like every 3 hours and not too much. But she is growing and gaining weight fine. But I still worry.

  • You say after 1.5 hours after your feeding put your baby to bed formally, what do you do with your baby during that 1.5 hours other than feed, burp, change and tummy time? what do you do if they fall asleep before your 1.5 hours?

  • My baby is 3 weeks old and hardly makes it to 2 hours in between feedings without yelling as loud as he can. My mom says I should consider pumping and putting cereal in his bottle.

  • I truly wanted for this schedule thing to work for me but it did not. My baby has just passed the 4 month mark and I am trying to get her to sleep from midnight (last feed for which I wake her) until 6 am without feeding or waking up. It means she cries. But she just would not change her feedings and would wake up around 1-2 and 3-4 since birth. I decided she is old enough now to push her to change and sleep. I know she isn’t hungry. Wish me luck, this is night 5. She did pretty good last night, woke at 5:06.

  • Do you swaddle and put down for a nap after every feed or just the first morning one? I’m not sure how much my baby should nap during the day.

  • Can you get him a little bit used to being on his own in a bouncy seat? When he has eaten and burped and you’ve changed him, I would wait a bit and try to put him down in a tight swaddle.

  • Great advice! I believe in feeding on demand and offering breast milk every three hours during the day if baby has not woken up for a feed. It’s very important to feed your baby whenever he’s hungry and to make sure he drains the breast before offering the other side to make sure he has gotten all the fatty hindmilk, which will keep him fuller longer.

  • my 9 month old baby has habbit to feed when she feel sleepy she sucks nipple for more than 20 mintue
    how can i change her habbit becuase i am again prevent

  • You know, I’ve been nursing my daughter for almost 4 months now. We have had so many issues, including weight gain issues. I have been going to weekly meetings with a LC consultant to monitor her weight. I’ve still been having such a hard time.

    Watching this video was the first think that actually helped. My daughter has been so distracted nursing, and I’ve been nursing her in the dark to help with that. But she then falls asleep.

    It sounds so silly, but saying “make sure baby is fed, burped, fed and awake, and then refusing the breast” has made so much sense. I also watched another video on how to bring baby to the breast. I realize I’ve been doing that wrong, which has made her match very shallow.

    Thank you so much for your videos. They have helped more than you could know.

  • I really felt like you were talking to me because my name is Nicole and my 7 month old acts the same exact way as the Nicole you mentioned. I’m so glad I found your video! So much helpful advice

  • None of these tips work I already do all of this and my baby still wakes up at night and won’t sleep for 3-4 hours at a time. He’s been doing this for months and will occasionally sleep through the night.

  • What about if my baby puts themselves to sleep during naps and going to bed in his crib but wakes multiple times to nurse during the night. Currently still at 12 months

  • Hello, thanks for your video, i will try your method i hope it will work, i try for few day already but she keep complain and crying so loud like tantrum when i put her down, is it because she overtired or i dont get her cue? Should i keep pick her. Up again every time cry?

  • Hello =) my 7month old wakes every hour at night. I need to do a few changes and jot down his naps etc. Just wondering, he can stand in the cot! What do i do when in the middle of the night? The minute i put him down he gets back up x

  • My 13 month old co sleeps with us and nurses through the night almost. How can I stop this? We are expecting in August and I cant have 2 neversleeping

  • I have been feeding my baby in demand for eight weeks now and sometimes it gets hard to tell when they are crying out of hunger or sleep. I think putting them on a schedule is not only good for mama but also for the baby. Gives them a sense of their day and surroundings. This is my second baby and I intend to start a routine for him soon. I didn’t do it with my first baby and I think we both suffered as a consequence.

  • My 8 mo old has been sleep trained since 2 mo old we were co sleeping up until 7mo he went back to his bed. He has no problem going to bed at his normal bedtime which is 8:30pm and he would wake up every morning around 7am. He has a good dinner at 7pm followed by a 6oz bottle with cereal. Normally that would get him through the night and he would sleep straight through until 7am. But since he turned 8mo old on Aug 13 he is waking up every 4 hours wanting a bottle of formula. I tried replacing it with water but that doesn’t work he has a fit. What can I do?

  • I just wanted to thank you! I’ve been following your recommendations since my baby was 3 weeks, he has a perfect routine during the day, eating every 3-4 hours. He is now 7 weeks old and last night he only woke up only once!!! Thanks so much, I feel like a normal person again LOL

  • Hi! First of all thank you for this video, it came in a time of great need for us. My baby is 6 months old and currently co sleeping with me in the bed. He has short feedings during the night almost every hour and, even though I’m exhausted, I don’t mind it that much, but I’m concerned about the fact that he seems to be tired all the time now. My husband insisted on trying the Ferber method I’m kind of against it but it failed on our fist try. Our baby never sleeps on his tummy and, even though he mastered rolling over from back to tummy very early on, he seems to get stuck when he’s on his tummy and, as a result, cries uncontrollably. I’m not comfortable with doing the Ferber method knowing he can’t chose a sleeping position to his liking. What do you advise us to do? I want to give the gentle method described in the video a try, but when I pick my baby up and he’s crying, he starts searching for my breast and gets even more upset if I don’t offer it to him. I’d like to wean him from night feedings because I’m pretty sure nursing is a sleep association for him, as he’s eating well during the day and is quite chunky. Thank you!!

  • My baby is 7 months. We are co sleeping and she still has small night feeds. The pediatrician gave us the okay to cut off night feeds at 6 months. I want to start sleep training now! She’s teething now, badly..so should I wait?..also her crib is in my room, should I move it out and begin sleep training, or start with it in my room then once she gets better sleeping through, move her out? Not sure if creating a whole new environment will make it better or worse ��