Food and sleep

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Food and sleep

Postby ChristmasGift » 24 Jan 2014, 14:20

Ok. So I *know* that food doesn't not have an effect on sleep. I have *known* that ever since I embarked on exclusive BF until 6 months and BLW thereafter. The Babs wakes up frequently at night 3-5 times. Its fine, she has BF and goes straight back to sleep, I am not tired so its all good. On Tuesday she ate a massive amount of dinner. All hers, DH's leftovers and a tonne of fruit as she was wanting more. She slept better that night than she ever has before. This is just a coincidence right?
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Re: Food and sleep

Postby Treeb » 24 Jan 2014, 14:28

Maybe a growth spurt, so her body was just needing both extra food and lots of sleep? I've had days when L seems to eat surprisingly much and I always hope it will mean more sleep but it hasn't seemed to work like that for us.
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Re: Food and sleep

Postby Fish&Chips » 24 Jan 2014, 19:46

C sleeps 7-7. He is not interested in solids that much, there is many days when he barely eats. He still BFs during day but not large amounts. I'm afraid it was gentle night weaning at 11 months that made him sleep great, not the food. But they are all different....
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Re: Food and sleep

Postby littlekingdom » 24 Jan 2014, 20:01

Babies are still finding their rhythm. But if they have eaten well,now you will find that they wake less often during the night. Another reason is that around this time, their daytime activities also increase which tends to tire them out and leads to a good sleep at night.
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Re: Food and sleep

Postby StJuniper » 25 Jan 2014, 05:53

P sleeps 8-8 whether he's ignored dinner or had two helpings. Like Magdalena, I attribute his habits to sleep training, not to diet.
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Re: Food and sleep

Postby kparker » 28 Jan 2014, 06:17

I too have found that my son sleeps well regardless of how much he ate for dinner. He may wake up to start the day 30 minutes to an hour earlier and be super hungry when he does, but he sleeps regardless. I echo that sleep training and having a LOTS of activity during the day have been what make him sleep through the night regularly.
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Re: Food and sleep

Postby Kitcameron » 29 Jan 2014, 13:05

Yesterday G ate very little throughout the day, having only pear crumble and custard for tea lol and still slept to, 7am, just. Don't think she woke up cos of hunger though.
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