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comment How to handle baby waking up while sleep training
Usually by 3 months a baby can last through the night (6-8 hours) without needing food. If you regularly give food during the night, the baby will come to expect it and will wake for it. You need to not give food in the night in order to help train the baby not to expect it and wake for it. You might try offering comfort but not food in the middle of the night. Also ignore fussing, but comfort actual crying.
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comment How can I help three year old understand I can't actively play with him for a few days?
Perhaps the other parent can bring home a toy doctor kit, or you can make one from bits you have around the house.
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revised What are the pros and cons of having an advanced student skip a mid-elementary grade?
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answered Are there any studies about effects of microwave ovens on human breast milk?
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comment Are there any studies about effects of microwave ovens on human breast milk?
@Layna Yes. We found we could microwave if we aimed for just warm, gave it a shake, and let it stand for a minute or two.
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comment How to handle baby waking up while sleep training
I think sleep training at 3 months is too early. Usual recommendation is at 6 months. A 3-month old should be able to get through the night without feeding though. Offering food in the night may encourage waking for food on subsequent nights - probably not something you should start.
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comment Negotiating a shorter school year in a US public elementary school
@Erica It varies state-to-state, but it is certainly the case in California (where the OP is from) that absences cost schools money. I have updated my answer to give more information.
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