I have an 11 week old DD who sleeps quite well. Our routine for the past couple of weeks has been that she has a bath at 6.30pmish and has a feed and bed about 7pm. She normally goes down first or second go and its been quite easy. I go to bed at 9 - 9.30 and DH does a dream feed of EBM at 10 - 10.30pm. However, this feed normally wakes me up anayway as DD has been randomly refusing the bottle every now and then (but that's another story!). DD then usually sleeps anywhere between 1.30 and 3am and wakes again between 5.30 and 6.30am. She normally then goes back till sleep after this feed quite easily till 8.30 - 9am.
Last night, her last nap before bed was later than normal randomly so the bedtime routine started at 7pm instead. She was very unsettled, fussed on the boob but eventually went to sleep at 8pm. DH was exhausted yesterday so we made an executive decison to forget the dream feed and just see what happens. DD woke at 11.15pm, was breast fed and did not settle. DH then attempted to give her a bottle which she fussed over but took a bit of. After all this, she fell asleep about 12am. But then she slept till 5.15! The longest stretch she has ever done. I fed her at 5.15 and she slept till 9am.
So.. my question is do we do the dream feed tonight? I'm in two minds as it kind of worked but kind of didn't if you know what I mean? Maybe we are disrupting her normal sleep cycle by giving it to her? I don't like her screaming at night obviously either...
Thanks in advance