I think I will go mental in a minute.

(4 Posts)
stowsettler Sat 07-Sep-13 00:46:31

DD, 6mo, normally a great sleeper, has been dream fed since about 3mo. Recently it seems to disturb her otherwise brilliant sleep routine. She's been awake whinging for 2 hours now, nothing wrong except she won't settle.
Can this happen with dream feeds? Is it time to stop? Heeeelp?!!

brightonbythesea Sat 07-Sep-13 10:01:11

I stopped the dream feed about 4.5 months - it was making my DD windy and stay awake. If she sleeps the rest of the night I would try and drop it and see what happens.

tazmo Mon 09-Sep-13 21:02:16

Yes just drop them - you'll be supplementing with food soon so should be fine. Bab might be teething though so try to make her as comfortable as possible.

RoadToTuapeka Tue 10-Sep-13 08:57:47

I found the dream feed resulted in my son starting to stir at the feed time and he properly woke up when I went in; I dropped it with DS1 at 7 months once he was on 3 little meals plus milk feeds. He slept well generally but for months after he would still make a noise or stir at that time; luckily settled quickly most of the time.

With DS2 I never did the dream feed, just feed whenever he wakes, sometimes it's at my bedtime, sometimes he sleep much longer.

It may be that you are disturbing a deep sleep phase of the sleep cycle which is why it is taking your baby so long to settle back.

If I were you I'd stop the dream feed, given the settling issues arising, but be prepared for your baby to want feeding at random times which will hopefully extend to longer stretches of sleep.

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