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NCG161280 Tue 31-May-11 17:31:03

Hello, I am new to Mumsnet and would like some advice from all you fabulous Mums. My son is 2 months old and is formula fed. He has been feeding every 4 hours for the past week or so. We aim to put him to bed at 7pm after a bath and a feed. He then wakes between 12 and 1am for a feed and then again between 4 and 5am for another feed, but then struggles to go back to sleep. We try and feed him at 7am every day as this works for us and him, but this is difficult when we feed him at 5am. We did try a 'dream feed' for a few weeks, but it was impossible to not wake him, and we were then worried that we are disrupting his sleep cycle so we stopped. Also, we tend to go to bed around 9.30pm. Consequently, he now wakes at 12.30pm ish for a feed instead which disrupts the 4 hour feeding routine and his first feed at 7am.

I would appreciate any suggestions as to how we can try to have his first feed at 7am and his last at 7pm, without having to dream feed him at 11pm?

Hope this makes sense.

Thank you,

N smile

tifflins Tue 31-May-11 22:34:03

dont really know much about formula feeding as i breast-fed but it seems to me that you are being a little bit too rigid in your approach to routine with such a young baby?

cerealqueen Fri 03-Jun-11 23:46:31

I think you are asking too much of him, he's only 2 months old. Why do you need to be so rigid?

Snarfle Sat 04-Jun-11 09:19:25

Hi - at 3 months i started feeding my ds every 3 hours - 7,10,1,4,7 and then dream feed at 10.45pm ish. He wakes for his dream feed but i can't see any way around this. I do worry that I am interrupting his sleep cycle but after this feed, although he wakes thriough the need he doesn't need feeding and isn't waking hungry. I am hoping to move to 4 hourly feeds once he gets to four months. hth

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