It's not your fault for feeding him (heck, that's what we we're supposed to do the first year), but you may have gotten him into the habit of expecting food in the middle of the night. A couple of things to look at - how often does he wake up during the night? Is he hungry every time, or is he just waking up out of habit and then getting a bottle because that's what happens? If he's hungry every time, you might want to consider upping what he eats during the day. It's totally okay to supplement his meals with morning and afternoon snacks, as long as they're healthy. If you feel that he's not hungry and he's just waking up from habit, you might want to try delaying the bottle. Try rocking him or singing him a lullaby, whatever you usually do to put him down, and see if he calms down without the food. My son doesn't cry himself to sleep, either - but it's important to let him try. What I've found works for us is a 5-10-15 minute rotation. I give him 5 minutes after he starts crying before I go in. Half the time, he works it out and goes back to sleep. If he doesn't, I go in, settle him down, and go back to bed. If he cries again, he gets 10 minutes before I go back in. Third time, 15. And so on. I would highly recommend making him sleep in his own bed, no matter what - the last thing you want is for him to get in the habit of sleeping with you. I know there are plenty of folks who believe in co-sleeping; I'm not one of them. It's better for him if he learns to sleep alone in his own bed, and put himself to sleep instead of depending on either you or his bottle. Good luck!