DS is 9 weeks and goes to bed around 7 or 8pm. He will sleep for about 5 hours. I'm just wondering whether I should try this dream feed thing right before I go to bed about 10pm? Do I just grab him and wake him up to feed even though he's fast asleep? That seems a little mean! Has this helped people get their LO's to sleep for longer? He is breastfed.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
14-12-2012 18:58 #1
Help - Dream feed?
14-12-2012 19:02 #2
No it is not mean. THey can drink while sleeping do you know? As long as it is around drinking time (5 hours seems long enough) you can try feeding. I believe my bub will. THis arvo he had a long nap and was due for feed at 130pm...i gave him his bottle, he drank and I thought he would wake to play...but he continued to sleep till 340pm. He is 9 weeks today.
I read somewhere that BF babies can latch on and drink even if they are asleep. My bub latches on in the night easily too...trouble is sometimes it is too dark hard for him to find the nipple!
Join us in the birth group for Oct babies!
14-12-2012 19:05 #3
My DD didn't wake and I wouldn't change her after, I'd feed in room with lights off. After a few weeks my DH took over with an expressed bottle so I'd be in bed by 9pm and she'd wake again about 3-4am.
Meant I got a good chunk of sleep and worked for us.
My sister tried and her DD would wake and ready to party. They are all different, no harm in trying. Good luck
14-12-2012 19:06 #4Senior Member
- Join Date
- May 2012
I did it the other night as we got home about half an hour before DS was going to wake for a feed and I was exhausted so wanted to go to bed. This was at 11pm and I didn't hear from him then until 3.30 which is his normal time when he has fed at 11.30-12 so in that instance it worked.
i have contemplated doing one about 8.30-9 when I go to bed as he goes down at 7 and then wakes between 11-12 so I would like to extend this a bit so I get more of a solid sleep.
As for waking him no you don't wake him. You are meant to pick them up, leave them wrapped if wrapped and quietly feed en put the back in bed still asleep. Apparently they are so relaxed during this feed they really don't take in wind and therefore you don't need to burp them or just amateur of sitting them upright is enough for them to bring it up.
I do find with this though he will take one breast fine, but then is either not hungry enough or too sleepy to take the second (or both) however the other night when I did it one needed a new nappy or it was likely to leak during the night so I fed one side, the changed his nappy and he stirred but never opened his eyes but was roused enough for the second side.
I always feed in the dark at night, just have a small night light i his room so I can see enough.
By MinnieMouse81 in forum General Sleeping & Settling ChatReplies: 3Last Post: 29-07-2012, 07:21
By kw123 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 4Last Post: 16-07-2012, 07:39
By Brandnewbeginnings in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 10Last Post: 20-03-2012, 22:08
The Fix Program Sydney CBD and BroadwayPregnancy and women's health physio, pregnancy and new mum Pilates classes taught by our physios for you and bub. ...
LATESTToilet training: when is the best time to start?Why it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Chickenpox after being immunised?Pro-Vaccination
Would you delay TTC because first child is starting first year of school.General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
Dr Antony Lighten - Appreciation threadpregnancy and babies through IVF
The Not So Serious Vent Thread #7General Chat
Egg Donation in South Africa #14Egg Donation
Same Sex Parents TTC #5Same Sex Parents