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Extra night feed = smaller "breakfast";

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squizita Sat 24-Jan-15 12:33:44

My 4 month DD had always had 2 night feeds since about 8 weeks. Over the last week this has upped to 3 or 4. 4 month sleep regression I guess?

However now when she wakes up she only ever has the quickest of drinks at 7.30 am (last night feed typically 5am) then a full feed at about 9am.
She seems happy enough.
I'm a bit knackered ... do you think this will pass on it's own? smile Is it a 4 month thing? I guess the world is too much fun right now for a big breakfast feed!

My instinct is the night feeds are really good for her. She drinks loads in a drowsy state, then digests as she sleeps. No wind etc. She's a small baby who "drifts down" percentiles (though hv/gp confirm healthy) so big feeds reassure me a lot.

squizita Sat 24-Jan-15 12:37:38

Typical day:
Night: 7pm both sides, 11pm both sides, 2 am both sides, 5am both sides.
Day: 7.30 am one side, 9.30 am both sides, 11am both sides, 1.30 pm one side, 3 pm both sides, 5-6pm both sides.

8-10 feeds in 24hr. The morning one is the "smallest" one. She grins and pushes the boob away After 5 min!

BertieBotts Sat 24-Jan-15 12:38:41

Sorry what is the question? smile

ReeseWithoutHerSpoon Sat 24-Jan-15 12:39:32

I recall dd doing a similar thing at one point. Can't remember exactly when as she's 2 now and it all merges into one.

dementedpixie Sat 24-Jan-15 12:44:25

Yes if she has full feeds all night then she will only want a small top up in the morning.

squizita Sat 24-Jan-15 12:55:35

Bertie is it a 4 month phase and will pass? Sounds like it from PP.
It's great for her but some days I feel dizzy and exhausted newborn style ... but with a baby that needs play and can grab and roll! grin
If it's a month or 2 I can handle it!! I could do 2 night wakes forever ... just 3 tires me a lot now. As I have PNA it gets to me a bit.

squizita Sat 24-Jan-15 12:56:38

Demented thanks. She seems happy enough on the snack 1st thing. smile

Redling Sat 24-Jan-15 21:11:53

In terms of the extra feeds it's probably growth etc, DS piled on weight in his 4th month as he took loads more per feed. But in terms of 'breakfast feed' being small that might just be something she keeps doing, DS does not want a feed when he wakes regardless of whether his last feed was 2,3 or 5 hours ago. He isn't interested until about 8-9am. He actually doesn't feed a lot until after midday, he seems to want more later, and can even spend a day 'snacking' and actively rejecting feeds until about 4pm when he'll have loads until bed (and he takes much more milk at night feeds in a sleep state). I'd not worry about 1 or 2 small feeds in the day, I often get the feeling he 'should be hungry' when really I have no way of knowing if he is or not, so I now leave it up to him to regulate and I wouldn't be worried unless he's gone more than a day not feeding as much. I hope he eats in the morning once he's weaned smile he's not a breakfast person smile

squizita Sun 25-Jan-15 09:36:09

Oh that's interesting. Yeah the pattern since birth was to load up after 4pm, feed twice at night, big morning drink.
If she's happy not eating when she wakes that's fine, I suppose it's not summer she won't get too thirsty waiting.

Redling Sun 25-Jan-15 10:28:57

Today he's just now finished his first bottle since 4am! I tried to feed at 6am when he woke up but it was just for a chat apparently hmm and when we got up he was far too interested in link loops to do something as boring as eating. It's a pain as I would like to fit in 4 big feeds in the day but hard to when his 'breakfast' isn't until late morning!

squizita Sun 25-Jan-15 10:52:18

Mine just had a good feed and a sleep about 9.30. It's actually a little easier if she feeds for a few min when she wakes up and longer a bit later: I can get dressed and if we're off to playgroup we can feed there or I can watch TV dressed instead of in my pjs.

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