Dropping dream feed - help

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  1. Mrs Doddy

    Mrs Doddy 1 pink 1 blue

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    I've figured that jess doesn't want her 9pm dream feed, she rfuses it and cries, we put her back to bed and she is asleep straight away, during the day she takes 4-7oz a feed every feed is different but I don't think that she is taking enough to drop the dream feed, I know I should go by what she wants but worried that I'm going against the 5 bottle guidelines on the formula she feeds every 3 hours during the day..7,11,2,5,9 (ish) would 5pm be too early for a last feed

    What should I do ??
     
  2. little_pod

    little_pod Well-Known Member

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    5pm seems abit too early to me.Maybe do bath at 5-5.30 into pj's and bottle at 6pm, a little story or cuddle and bed at 7pm....would she then go through till 6am and then give her a bottle?
    She is 4 months old?
    She can be having "food" now?
    Maybe bottle at 6am or 7am, b/fast at 8 (abit of weetabix-like 2 teaspoons) bottle at 10/11am bottle at 2pm abit of dinner at 5pm (again a few teaspoons of something very simple) bath at 6pm and a bottle at 7pm and bed? She may then sleep from 7pm till 6am or 7am until her morning bottle?
    Just a thought?
     
  3. littleblonde

    littleblonde kacey and sophie

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    How about moving the bottles a little and doing 7,10,1,4,7. So last bottle be at 7? Thats what i did with kacey and it worked and then she slowly dropped them as she got older. I wouldnt recommend adding solids if your LO isnt ready as thats not the issue you are having. It does sound like she no longer wants that 9pm feed. You may find that she takes a more regular amount each time to.
     

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