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6-Month-Old Baby (24 Weeks)

Knocking off that Midnight Feeding

Most babies have stopped needing the midnight feeding by 6 months. If you and your baby are not yet sleeping through the night because of the middle-of-the-night feeding, it could be that your baby is waking up out of habit and not true hunger.
 
To eliminate this feeding, gradually reduce the amount your baby receives at this feeding each night. In time, you can stop this feeding altogether.
 
(To read more about how to help your baby sleep through the night, click Sleeping Baby.)
 

Your Baby and the Flu

Braving the flu season with a baby can be a daunting experience. The thought of catching the flu can make even the strongest of us shudder. For many parents, the thought of giving their little one two more shots is even scarier. However, both the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend that children 6 months to 23 months of age be vaccinated against the flu virus.
 
Even for those children with little access to others normally, flu season always seems to fall around the holidays. You may be bringing your baby to more social functions than any other time of the year, exposing her to many new experiences, faces, and germs. Speak to your child's healthcare provider about protecting her against the flu, the benefits, and any potential side effects.
 
(Read Flu Shots to learn more about the flu vaccine.)
 
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