My daughter is almost 8 months old and she used to sleep through most nights but hasn't at all for about the last 2 months. She usually wakes once, anywhere between 1-4am. Some nights she'll have her bottle and go straight back to sleep but nights like tonight she's wide awake (May be due to teeth though).
I've tried dressing her in an extra layer of clothes in case she's cold and sticking to a consistent bedtime routine (dinner, bath, book, bottle, bed) but no luck so far. I've tried settling her without a bottle but she just will not go back to sleep. So a friend suggested that I should gradually reduce how much milk I'm giving her in the middle of the night and she'll eventually realize it's not worth waking up for. The last 2 nights I've offered 100mL and she has drank the whole thing, which makes me think she actually is hungry rather than just waking out of habit. Is it bad to reduce this bottle? I feel bad that she might be hungry but in saying that, she drank her first bottle of the day much better today than she usually would; she rarely finishes a bottle during the day and maybe it's because she knows she can fill up on her nighttime bottle? What have your experiences been with reducing the quantity of bottles? I don't want to get down to only offering 20mL then have her cry for an hour (I want to avoid crying completely, I'd rather keep getting up to her and giving a bottle than let her cry).
Sorry for rambling a bit, I'm just trying to get my thoughts straight.