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giving up the 10pm feed on a Gine Ford style routine???

(13 Posts)
mckenzie Fri 03-Jun-05 17:11:38

At what age have other babies given up this 10pm feed and still gone throught to 7am ish?

I know all babies are different and i'm sure the answers will vary but just looking for an idea.


NannyJo Fri 03-Jun-05 17:17:38

My Ds was about 6 months but remember that all children are different and they will get into a routine of their own with only a little guidance needed. Please take Gina Fords routine with a BIG pinch of salt.
I tried it and nearly had a break down cos i was too busy trying to be regimented that i forgot to relax and enjoy it therefore my DS was also not happy.

You have to find what works best for you.


mckenzie Fri 03-Jun-05 19:24:56

DD has her own routine which is loosely based on Gina Ford.

I'm just interested in when other babes have dropped the feed. I don't plan on trying to get DD to do it until she personally is ready, I'm just interested to see at what age it happens, on average.

hermykne Fri 03-Jun-05 19:44:47

mine was 8mths and breast feed, and i did it forceble because i knew he was getting lots inthe day and it was a habit.

mckenzie Fri 03-Jun-05 20:35:06

I think DD finds it a bit of a chore to tell the truth. She managed 2 ounces last night before clamping her mouth shut and giving me the glazed 'I'd much rather be asleep' look! Bless her.

mckenzie Fri 03-Jun-05 21:29:49

anyone else please?

NickyJB Fri 03-Jun-05 21:42:14

My goodness - Im trying the Gina Ford routine on my 5 month DS and can't get him to drop the 3am feed yet!!!! Good Luck.

debs26 Fri 03-Jun-05 21:45:44

think ds3 was about 8 months when we dropped the 11pm feed. just decided to try it one night and he slept straight through. made me wonder how long i had been staying up unnecessarily! whats the worst that can happen if you try it ?

fatmomma Fri 03-Jun-05 21:50:25

It was obvious that my ds wanted to drop the 10pm feed at about 6 months as he was just losing interest and wouldn't suck. Sounds like your dd may be giving the same signals.

mckenzie Fri 03-Jun-05 21:59:37

thanks girls. I dont think I'll miss it out just yet as about 5 nights ago she guzzled 4 ounces but I'll keep looking for the signs.

charellie Fri 03-Jun-05 22:24:40

Mine were about 7 months. I tried on a evening when I didn't have much planned the next day so that if it all went wrong that I could cope with the tiredness. However luckily all went well and they continued to sleep through from their early evening feed until about 7.30am in the morning.

At the time I dropped it they were probably taking about 4 oz at the 10pm feed.

mummygow Fri 03-Jun-05 22:26:40

I'm sure when I did it with dd she was roughly about 6 months as she had obviously started eating solids and how I weaned her off her 3am and 11am feed was by reducing her milk but keeping the water - so for example 7oz water, 6 scoops milk and so on until we were down to 2oz kept that for 5-7nights and if she was sleeping through dropped them. The thing about the 3am feed was that sometimes if she did waken I just offered water instead of milk and she obviously thought I'm not waking up for that rubbish

debs26 Fri 03-Jun-05 22:26:43

maybe should have said that ds3 would take the whole bottle but still skipped it with no probs when we tried it.

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