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Dream feeding(3 Posts)
Talk to me about dream feeds please. Do you? Pros and cons?
How much do you wake baby? How long do they feed for? And do you do a nappy change?
DS is 9.5mo and until recently I was doing a dream feed at about 10pm, before I went to bed. That kept him going til the morning.
I think the idea with dream feeds is to do them as late as possible, at your bedtime, so that you get a longer sleep before the next feed.
DS always stopped eating when he was finished, even during a dream feed. I don't do nappy changes unless there's a poo in there!
The only big con is that it is much harder to wind the baby afterwards without waking them up. I just tried to be really gentle.
You only rouse baby enough that they'll latch on, which, in my experience, is only a tiny bit, generally lifting them is enough, especially once they smell milk.
Feed as long as they want - I used to tickle their feet if they'd fallen asleep too soon, it depends on how long they normally feed for though.
No, no nappy change unless they're dirty - the idea is that they get a full tummy without waking up, so you get more sleep.
Pros - baby gets a feed just before you go to bed, means you can relax and know that you'll get a bit of sleep.
Cons - none in my experience.
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