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    Quote Originally Posted by kristinandchloe View Post
    Can I just clarify that I have not said that this is what I'm currently doing, or it is what in planning on doing?

    Anyone that is implying that I am selfish and only thinking about myself may have missed that info.

    For the record, it don't bother me all that much to feed him at night, he drinks then is back asleep pretty quickly.

    It seems like some people are shooting me down for asking the question which I don't really think is fair. Since when is it bad to have more information?
    Some people are so critical of others methods of parenting. Not everyone agrees with what others do but i just explained my method. I was advised by a paed, health nurse and its also in the sleep sense program I followed re feeding at night after 6mths. My baby is happy, healthy and a good weight who gets his daily intake of formula and 3 main meals a day plus morning and afternoon tea, it didn't take him long once implementing the sleep program for him to sleep through the night. It makes me function better as a parent because I get more sleep and bub is definately a happier bub having a solid nights sleep. So i don't think I'm cruel for dropping his night feeding. Hope you got some helpful advice from some of us.

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    My response was not written to criticise you at all - I understood that this is just a suggestion made to you, but I stand by my opinion that it's not a good idea at all, and IMO, quite a bad move to be making.

    You asked for opinions, you got them. People are judging that situation, which you asked us to do. I don't think anyone was suggesting you're a horrible parent, but rather it would be a poor/selfish/etc option to take.

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    My DD stopped waking for night feeds at 9 weeks, and has been sleeping 7pm-7am since then (she's now 13 mths old). So she's proof that not all babies need to feed overnight. I think 6 mths is old enough to stop feeding at night. Maybe if you gradually water down her night bottles she'll drink more during the day and cut out the nights?

    I think a lot of babies just get used to the routine of sucking on a boob or bottle when they wake, rather than just falling back to sleep.

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    Also a book that helped a lot was "12 Hours Sleep by 12 Weeks Old"...DH bought it off Amazon and it spells it all out simply (getting bubs onto a really basic feeding and sleeping schedule without controlled crying). Highly recommend it!

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    My baby slept through from 8 wks but at 8 mths started waking. If it was after midnight I woukd offer a bottle hut I was also concerned that it would become habit & I would have to wean night feeds which were never initially a problem. I was also given advice to water down her bottles so used 1 scoop less if formula. But you could also re introduce a dream feed at say 10 ish which should help her go through the night and then gradually bring it forward

    Good luck, it's a phase I'm sure


 

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