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    Default When did your BF baby drop their overnight feeds?

    At what age did your BF baby drop their overnight feeds?
    I'm currently feeding baby more or less on demand overnight. Every now and then bubs is sleeping overnight without waking for the final feed (generally around 9-10pm).
    When this happens, most nights I'll do a late dream feed if bub isn't waking up but wondering if I should just let her sleep.
    Just wondering how old your bub was when they went ON without a feed?

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    Default When did your BF baby drop their overnight feeds?

    Not til over 12 months for any of my 4.

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    About 16 months for DD and 14 months for DS.

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    My DS was around 9 months.

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    DS1 - 12 weeks but had a dreamfeed at 10:30 till about 5 months.
    DS2 - 12 weeks.

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    My DD is now 13 months old and I haven't fed overnight since about 9-10 months unless she's super unwell and needs it. Saying that I don't feed her though I need to clarify that that is totally her progression, I haven't done anything to stop her feeding. She's now BF twice a day (on waking around 7-7:30am) and around 7pm at night. She looks like she's losing interest in the nighttime feed and I'm hoping to stop BF altogether in the next 1-2 months.
    I have never done a dream feed with my DD. If bub isn't waking I wouldn't do a dream feed as you are just reinforcing feeding at that time. Let her go and see what happens.
    I worked out around 9-10 months that it didn't matter how much my DD BF in a day it had no impact on her overnight sleep so I don't worry too much about her feeding now.

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    Ds2 about 6 months when we dropped the dream feed.

    Ds1 was sleeping 7pm-7am with a dreamfeed by 5 months, dropped the dreamfeed about 9 months but should have/could have dropped it earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJ565 View Post
    When this happens, most nights I'll do a late dream feed if bub isn't waking up but wondering if I should just let her sleep.
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    Once bub is established on solids (3 x per day, including protein/carb) for at least 6 weeks you can look to wind back the dreamfeed. Of course you can stop altogether much earlier and wing it - just sayin that once bub is getting those solids it's not really necessary to maintaining overnight sleeping.

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    My DD (number 2) is 19 months and still going! But it's purely habit and mostly because I'm too exhausted to stop the routine of her co- sleeping and feeding! (By the way any tips would be appreciated lol!)

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    We bedshare and DD (25 months) still feeds overnight....but we never initiated a "dream feed". I might feel differently if I was able to be a sahm but as it is I work four days a week, and I know she still needs it (whether actually feeding or nursing for comfort) and I'm happy to keep it up until she self weans.

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