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    Default How to help my 3 month sleep through

    Hi everyone. My 3month old sleeps from 7:30/8pm through to about 2/3am with a dreamfeed at 10pm. We bottle feed expressed breast milk and she is a big eater. Her sleep after 2am is pretty patchy. She always takes a full 180ml at the 2/3am. However her daily calorie intake is over 1000ml so she could drop that feed considering she is 5.6kg. I'm wondering if anyone else has had success with weening the 2 am feed or swapping for water or rocking back to sleep instead of feeding? I'm not even sure I should be doing it considering she takes the feed so maybe she needs it and will drop it in her own time?

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    Honestly she still needs that feed. She will drop when she is ready.

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    My little girl is almost three months and we pretty much follow the same schedule. She stuck to waking at 2 or 3 but in the last week she has dropped the feed and slept through twice. I think your baby will probably do the same thing when she's ready

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    Time, at three months old she likely still needs that feed, honestly if your only getting up to her 2 times a night at 3 months old your lucky

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    Quote Originally Posted by fizzmum View Post
    I'm wondering if anyone else has had success with weening the 2 am feed or swapping for water or rocking back to sleep instead of feeding? I'm not even sure I should be doing it considering she takes the feed so maybe she needs it and will drop it in her own time?
    I wouldn't swap for water at 3 months, she still needs that feed and at 3 months she sounds like she is doing really well. She'll drop it in her own time. She is still really tiny, it's normal at this age to wake for feeds

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    8-2 IS sleeping through at that age!

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    This might not be the answer you want but that sounds like almost a textbook perfect night routine for a 3 month old.

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    And please don't give her water, she's not a 2 year old waking habitually. Shes waking because she has a tiny tummy and a feed can only sustain her for a short amount of time.

    Is there anyone who can give you a hand during the day? Hold the baby while you have a nap or something?

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    At 3 months old My DS was waking to feed every 3hours at night and feeding every 3 hours through the day. I would have been in heaven with an 8-2 sleep from him.

    She is still so little. She will drop it in her own time.

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    I would be going with the flow at this point. She would still need that feed I would think.


 

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