FPIES and sleeping

Has anyone had any issues with sleep training their child with FPIES? My daughter is 10 months old with FPIES and still gets up to eat twice during the night. Our nutritionist told us she could make it through the night and was getting enough through the day, but the other night she screamed for 45 minutes until I finally made her a bottle that she drank and went right back to sleep. My gut tells me she doesn't get enough nutrition to make it through. Anyone else had this issue with sleeping?

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My almost 2-year-old son has FPIES, and sleep training went fairly easily for us.  So, I don't know if I'm a huge help.  If in the middle of the night, I would wait about an hour before getting up to nurse him- more often than not he would fall asleep before that time.   

I know a lot of non-FPIES babies that did not really sleep through the night until they were over one years old no matter what the parents tried or didn't try.  So, don't get too frustrated (easier said than done)!

My son would often get hungry and wake up early in the morning 4:00 amish.  The key to stopping this was a late night snack about 45 minutes before nursing and going to bed.  He now sleeps in.  


Hi. My son now 4 had Fpies. He was extremely difficult to sleep train. I ended up taking him to sleep school twice. He would be constantly waking through the night to burp and vomit. He would also eat through the night as he was hungry from vomiting or reducing his food intake throughout the day because he had a stomach ache. Something he still does but wakes around 4-5 o'clock for breakfast. 

My advise is go with your gut you know your baby. Also if you can get to a sleep school they will be able to help you learn your babys cues. If baby just wants attention, food or is sick. I was totally confused by 12 months what my baby wanted as my first reaction was he's sick. But he wasn't he had just developed bad habits. 


Wish you all the best its a hard road.


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