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    Default Can a 3mth old sleep through without a dream feed?

    I was so excited this morning because DD (13wks) slept through from 8pm-6am. For the last month she has been waking for a feed at around 3-4am then going back to sleep for another 3-4 hrs.
    I just told my friend who has a young bub also and she said how bad it was for dd to go so long without nutrition and I should be dream feeding her at 10pm. This is what she has been told to do. My CHN and paed have never mentioned a dream feed.
    I make sure she is fed 3hrly during the day (mixed feeding), her last feed at 7.30pm.
    Thoughts?

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    Let her sleep! If she is hungry she will wake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoseBetweenTheThorns View Post
    Let her sleep! If she is hungry she will wake.

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    I agree

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    Let her sleep, and enjoy your sleep while she does!

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    The purpose of a dream feed is to get more sleep ourselves! No need to make them have it if they sleep through without it

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    Let her sleep!!!

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    Thank you ladies! I was feeling awful- she really made me second guess myself.

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    If bub is healthy, there is no reason to wake them during the night. Hope it lasts for you

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    They sure can sleep through!
    My baby slept through from 10 weeks. The dream feed didn't work for us... If we fed her at 10.30 (dream feed) she ended up waking at 2am. If we didn't dream Feed she would sleep til 6 or so. Weird.
    Bub would wake at 2am for awhile so we just gave her a top up and minimized it each night (so 80 ml, then 70ml etc) until she was on none. If she still woke we would give her her dummy instead and it seemed to work but had to be persistent.
    I have friends still dream feeding and swear by it at 8 months as it works for them so do what works beat for you!

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    Enjoy your sleep! She may not keep this up. Particularly through growth spurts so let her be and get some rest yourself. Both my kids never did the dream feed thing. So not every baby needs it.


 

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