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    Default Feeding/ sleeping question- to dream feed or not

    Hi guys
    My little princess is now 11 weeks old. She is now taking 150ml formula per feed. She usually feeds. 6.30am, 10.30am, 2.30am and 6.00pm and goes to bed by 7pm.

    For the last couple of weeks i was dream feeding at around 10pm. Some nights she would then last until 5.30/am, others waking at 2am for a feed (would give a small top up only)

    The last 5 nights we hve not done the dream feed and she lasted until 2/2.30am each time then feeds and goes back to sleep until 6.30am.

    So to dream feed or not? Is it better for her to go 10pm-5.30am with a possible 2am top up?
    Or is it better to go 6.30pm-2am?
    Which is easier to wean her into a full night???
    Hope this Makes sense!!!
    Thanks in advance

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    She will sleep through the night when she wants (and night weaning in a 'forced' manner isn't recommended til at least 12 months to give you an idea of how long you'll be feeding overnight). It doesn't matter whether the long gap between feeds is in the earlier part of the night or in the later part of the night.

    I couldn't ever successfully dreamfeed either of my kiddies as they are super deep sleepers when they are asleep so I couldn't wake them up enough to drink at 10pm, so I just had to wait for them to wake up. My dd is now 18 months and currently wanting milk overnight (once - may just be 9 - 10pm) maybe 50% of the time .

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    As long as baby is getting the milk that she needs I would go with what works best for you to get the most sleep. Happy mummy = happy baby. If you are happy to wake and feed at 2am then continue to do that, but as mim1 says remember that you may be doing that for a long time to come.

    ETA: DS feed regularly at night until he was over a year old, and I see that as totally normal. Now he still wants milk if he is unwell or teething, but can go the night usually.
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    Well the past 2 nights we haven't dream fed but gave her more formula in her last bottle at around 7pm (200ml instead of 150) and she has slept through both nights!!!(7pm til 6am yesterday!!!) Hopefully she keeps it up tonight and in the future!!!


 

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