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Night weaning FF 9mo to one feed a night?

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TeamEponine Sat 27-Jun-15 07:15:38

DD is 9 months and has always been a dreadful sleeper. We have made some progress and she now sleeps in her cot in her own room, goes to bed at 7 and wakes between 5-6.

This is amazing progress, but she still feeds three times in the night.

I'm now back at work and I also struggle with insomnia, so I feel that we just need one last stage of sleep training so that I can become slightly less like a zombie!

I'd love for her to just feed once in the night. I think it is unreasonable to hope she will sleep through. But just one feed is reasonable, isn't it?!

The online advice is mainly aimed at BF babies, but DD is formula fed. She has 5-8 oz across the three feeds. The first is usually just an oz, and the other two tend to be more substantial.

I've tried cramming food and milk into her during the day, but she won't have any more.

Any hints and tips would be very gratefully received! Please help me flowers

FATEdestiny Sat 27-Jun-15 11:53:09

It might not be that she needs the milk (so cramming food and milk in the daytime won't make a huge difference) but more that she only settles back to sleep with milk and so that is why she has the bottle.

How well does she settle to sleep without a bottle?

FATEdestiny Sat 27-Jun-15 11:53:55

Oh, and hello from our post-natal thread blush

TeamEponine Mon 29-Jun-15 08:12:10

Thanks fate! flowers

lexyloub Mon 29-Jun-15 11:00:47

Try offering water instead of milk I'm told that will start to think it's not worth waking for and sleep through that's the idea anyway . she doesn't take much during each feed so I don't think she's hungry sounds more like a comfort thing to such to sleep does she have a dummy? If you persisted putting a dummy in rather than a fees would she suck on that to drop back off

TeamEponine Mon 29-Jun-15 14:13:24

Water sounds like it's worth a try! She does have a dummy, but it doesn't really settle her like the milk does. She also spits or takes her dummy out quite a lot!

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