My one year old daughter usually wakes up consistently at 7:30 AM. We just switched to whole milk and every day she seems to wake up 10 - 15 min earlier than the previous day (not sure if there is a correlation here). Now she is waking up around 6:15.

Has anyone else experienced this or have any advice?

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On the plus side, in 3 or 4 months she'll have gone all the way around the clock and back to her original time

(21 Oct '09, 13:13) Dinah

Dinah, can't say that was helpful, but it sure made me laugh! :)

(21 Oct '09, 19:52) Emily

Maybe there is not correlation to switching to whole milk - perhaps she is just adjusting her wake up time? It is very common for little kids to naturally wake between 6 am and 7 am. Have you tried adjusting her bedtime earlier? Per Dr. Marc Weissbluth (Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child), an earlier bedtime often results in a later wake up time. Was she nursing in the morning when she woke up? Maybe she misses those close snuggles with mommy? Maybe she wasn't ready to wean? Was it child led weaning or was it parent led weaning? Just a few ideas off the top of my head.

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If you think its a calorie shortage and she is waking from hunger you could always add a small amount of cream to her bottle. We did this for the longest time with our daughter on advice from her dieticians as she has a medical condition that requires lots of extra calories in order for her to grow. 30 ml or 1 oz of whipping cream (35%) has 100 calories in it. This would be an extreme top up but you could go with an ounce of table cream (18%) which would be 50 calories - this might be enough to keep her satisfied and sleeping longer. Its worth a shot.

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