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How do I change DS's feeding pattern?

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Jen99 Fri 14-Jan-11 21:56:36

Help DS2 can go 8 hrs without feeding but between 2am and 10am, how do I change this to a more reasonable hr?!! He is awake from 7am so not even like he is asleep throughout this time.

He is 20 weeks and is BF but has one dream feed of formula at around 11pm and has done since around 12 weeks. He then wakes at around 2am and he is bf. He then wakes around 7am but is not hungry and regulary will not feed again until around 10am and even then he does not appear to that hungary and latches on and off for around 10mins. He then feeds every 3 hrs until bed at 7pm. How can I change this 8 hr stretch to be closer to 11pm to 7am?

The other problem as that he often wakes in the early hours as he has pooed, I'm sure this is a result of so much milk during the night. He then thinks its time to play instaed of sleep!

cluelessnchaos Fri 14-Jan-11 21:58:20

Drop the dream feed

Jen99 Fri 14-Jan-11 22:29:21

Although i have called it a dream feed he actually wakes for it each time and has 8oz without stopping. I have also tried ignoring him at 2am or giving him his dummy, sometimes he will go back to sleep for an hr or so and other he will cry to be fed. I think he as quite a good feed at this time so appears to be genuinelt hungry and it also keeps him going to 10am or later!

MoonUnitAlpha Fri 14-Jan-11 22:33:11

Start waking him earlier for the 2am feed - maybe by 15 minutes each night. Hopefully that way you can eventually merge it with the 11pm feed.

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