10pm feed

(4 Posts)
KathrynB64 Mon 15-Feb-16 17:46:10

Hi,

My LO is 12 weeks this week and we are roughly following baby whisperer routine (5oz ff every 3 hrs - 7am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm, 7pm). He goes to bed after the 7pm feed, usually down by 8pm. We then wake him for a feed at 10pm but he is very sleepy at this feed and struggles to take full 5oz. He the sleeps from about 11pm through to 2/3pm, where I feed him another 5oz and he then goes until 6 ish but I try holding off feeding him until 7am.

I have been interested for the last few weeks to see what would happen if I didn't wale him at 10pm and just let him sleep. Also scared about messing up his routine and being up more times in the night etc.

He has previously gone 11pm - 5am and 11pm - 4am but once each, so I know he can go a long time. He settles well after feeds.

Any tips / advice please?

LittleBearPad Mon 15-Feb-16 18:17:15

Feed him if he wakes up. Don't wake him up for milk.

24hourM0MMY Tue 16-Feb-16 14:08:22

Hi, my LO is just 14 weeks and following roughly the same schedule. We windered the same thing and around 12 weeks we didn't give her the late feed. She slept through it and woke at about 4am to feed and then went back down for another couple of hours. We stopped the late feed altogether now and she's settled into a feed around 3-4 am. Works fine for us because that means she's sleeping 6:30 or 7pm until at least 3am, solid 8 hours. This could all change at any minute of course...but agree with previous post about letting the baby sleep until they wake up on their own.

FATEdestiny Tue 16-Feb-16 14:18:36

You can always chop and change with the dreamfeed. Now might be a good time to see what happens if you drop it. He might go 7pm-1am-7am. He might not, you can but try. You can always bring it back as a feed when it suits you.

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