I think it's possible that he's waking because he's used to waking at that time for a feed even if he doesn't need it.
As for dropping the feeds if you think he doesn't need them then that's a bit more of a challenge and at 10 weeks I personally wouldn't be in too much of a rush because they go through so many changes and sometimes actually do need the feed and sometimes don't so I could never be sure!
If Ronan woke truly fussing for the feed when he wakes then I would feed him. If he was just awake and chirping or having a little fuss but not for food then I would leave him and often he will settle himself back to sleep but if he's still awake and chirping after 15 mins, or his fussing escalates before then I'll go in to settle him. When he was around your LO's age I would check his diaper/change his bum etc. just to waste a few minutes to help break the association between waking/feeding and likewise I would try to put him back down to sleep while he was still awake (though drowsy).
I find if he gets into the 'habit' of waking at the same time every night even though I don't think he's hungry, after a few nights of delaying the feed he tends to stop waking at that time.
Does Alex take a pacifier? Nolan kept waking at midnight and when I would offer the bottle, he would take 1/2 ounce and be done (lots of wasted formula!). When he wakes at midnight I give him his pacifier and he goes right back to sleep then wakes up around 3:00 and takes a decent bottle (although i do 'dreamfeed' him if he did not take a good bottle before going to sleep). I may be starting a bad habit but its better for me to reach over and put his "snooze button" in then waste the formula
Ours has been the same Aliss. Hers were 2am and 5am. She dropped the 2am about 2 weeks ago and the 5am moved to 4am and then wake for the day at 6.30am. She only ever takes an oz at the night feeds and so I do think its habit rather than hunger, and ours are the same age. All went to pot though this week as she has been ill and so waking every hour. Although last night she went back to just 4am again, took an oz and back down. Ours won't take a dummy either.
I know it's early days to be honest but once she is better I'm going to offer her water instead at 4am and see what happens. I just can't see it being hunger - she takes a good 32oz in the day! xx
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