I wasn't sure if this should go in Feeding or Sleeping, so went for neutral!
DS2 (6mths) is in bed by 7pm, with feeds around 11pm & 4am. Up for the day at 6.30-7am. I'm wondering usually which feed is dropped first (with help), the late night or early morning?
I know he can go without one now, as he won't even have his morning feed until at least 8am as he isn't yet hungry. so I want to try and help him drop one and see how he goes.
Should I try & resettle at 11pm, with him probably waking 1-2am instead? Or resettle the 4am so he can then feed/start the day from 6am onwards?
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30-08-2013 22:49 #1
Dropping a night feed
31-08-2013 01:23 #2Senior Member
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Subbing. My 8 month old is the same. Was hoping he would just drop one by himself but not happening!
31-08-2013 07:09 #3Senior Member
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Ds is 10 months and has been feeding around 10-11 then around 3-4 and up about 7 the last week (before that we were having sleep issues so it was alot more).
In the last week there have been two nights he has only woken once amd it has been around 2am. So I will be trying to encourage him to skip the first feed of the night in a week or so if he doesn't do it himself.
Hope that heelps.
31-08-2013 07:23 #4
I personally would be worried that if I dropped the early morning feed that it would then encourage him to wake earlier, say 5am. So I would try to resettle at 11.
However, I have early wakers so that influences my decision- I hate it!
31-08-2013 07:41 #5
DD dropped the 2am feed as I resettled. Then when you are ready you can move the 11pm feed to 10.45 for a few
Nights, then 10.30 etc. until you are back to 8.30pm. If they start waking go back to the feed time the previous night
Until they sleep through then start
Moving the feed earlier again. Also reduce the size of the feed. After some patience all the night feeds will be gone. In theory of course!
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31-08-2013 12:52 #6
31-08-2013 13:28 #7Senior Member
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I always tried to drop the early morning one first since I usually stayed up and went to bed myself after the late night one.
Mine still woke at the usual time in the morning.
31-08-2013 13:48 #8
My boys have always dropped the evening one first.
I find if I can delay the feed til after 3 I get more of a sleep in, plus i have more milk then so they get a better feed (may not be relevant if you are FF )
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