So little one is a month old now and her feeding routine is starting to change she used to wake up almost 4hrly so fed pretty much 3,7,11
However as the weeks passed she started getting hungry earlier so we upped the amount we gave her which has worked fine, her new routine is to take half a bottle and sort of snack during the day feeds (11am and 3pm) then at 7pm she takes a whole bottle and snacks again at 11pm and 3am and takes another whole bottle at 7am.
Last night though she took the whole bottle at 7pm but didn't wake up for her snack one at 11pm and slept right through till 3am!!
So I was wondering do I dream feed her at 11pm as this might allow her to sleep through till 7am, or just leave her be and let her wake up when she's ready?
I'd leave her to wake when she's hungry. We tried dream feeding Tom was he was little as he was having milk at 7pm and then waking about 2am for the next feed. It was a disaster - he screamed and refused to drink the milk and then woke at his normal time anyway!
id leave it as well.you may find the snack feeding was/is a growth spurt. My daughter droped her 11pm feed 1st. Then within 10 dropped her 3am one. If you start dream feeding it may not work,could get your lo to come to rely on it and they may wake at 3 anyway
zakk was having a dream feed then one night i fell asleep and missed it. he still woke up at the same time- 3am.
last two nights ive let him lead the way with feeds and he has been taking a full bottle at 7pm then waking at 3am then at about 6.30am.
i do hear him stir at other times in the night but goes back to sleep. he is sleeping better and easier to put back to sleep when he wakes naturally. i was struggling before. it might be a coinidence but its working so far.
i gathered i was enforcing a feed he had dropped and this way i am letting him naturally learn to sleep longer.
see how it unfolds! its nice to not worry about that bottle all evening when you are chilling out!
I introduced a dream feed when my baby was sleeping from around 8 till 4 very early on and she started waking every two hours.
We thought we'd continue a few days and she'd figure it out but nope.
Then we couldn't go back as she'd wake at 11ish for a feed. Which she did until a couple of weeks ago.
She was on two feeds until then and only now after MONTHS and MONTHs have we gone back to a 7:30ish till 3-4amish sleep through! Admittedly her night bottle is only about 3oz now but Dream feed didn't work AT ALL for us and I would never try it again with any babies unless I introduced it from the start.
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