Studies on Focal Feeding to Sleep through the Night

Based on two reviewed studies, the results from both showed that focal feeding or top-up feeding between 10pm and midnight before you go to bed is an effective strategy to help babies sleep more than 5 hours at a stretch at night by 8-12 weeks.   

Created on November 21 2015 at 08: 00 AM


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1: "Help Me Make It Through The Night: Behavirol Entrainment Breast-Fed Infants' Sleep Patterns," Pediatrics, 1993, by T Pinilla, LL Birch. (Citations: 182).

Abstract The study objective was to investigate whether exclusively breast-fed infants could be taught to sleep through the night (defined from 12: 00 AM to 5: 00 AM) during the first 8 weeks of life. The design was shortterm longitudinal, from the last trimester of pregnancy ...


2: "A Randomized Controlled Trial To Compare Alternative Strategies For Preventing Infant Crying And Sleep Problems In The First 12 Weeks: The Cosi Study," Primary Health Care Research and Development , 2002, by J Sleep, P Gillham. (Citations: 6).

Abstract This study was designed to test the hypothesis that a behavioural programme was used preventatively to try to reduce crying and improve night sleeping in 1-to 12-week old infants compared with educational support or existing services. The objectives were to ...



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