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Dreamfeed- When/will it work?

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Newmamauk1988 Mon 29-Feb-16 12:46:17

Hello mama's
My DS is 9 weeks tomorrow and last week I introduced a dreamfeed. At the moment I put him down at 7 and he dozes off around 7:30, and we dreamfeed at 10:30-11:00 which takes him through until 2-3. I wondered if anyone else has any a baby in a similar sleeping pattern and if it takes a while for them to have the dreamfeed and sleep through until 6 say? My DS is a big boy (13-14 pounds) and I read at this weight they can sleep through. Appreciate any thoughts at all smile
Thanks all X

dementedpixie Mon 29-Feb-16 18:51:46

I fully expected a night feed until 6 months old. There is no magic weight or age that they sleep through, I see it more of a developmental stage

Coconut0il Mon 29-Feb-16 20:17:36

DS2 is 6 months old. He still regularly wakes up a few times a night. He is a big boy too, 22lb, but I find this has no impact on sleeping. From DS1, my experience is that they wake up less as they are older but can't really remember when!

meatliqour Mon 29-Feb-16 20:44:36

Keep doing what you are doing, this sounds perfect. Around the 6mth mark I would say is a turning point.

7pm bottle, 10:30/11pm dream feed & then another fees 3/4am, wake up around 7am

Gradually the 3/4am feed should be reduced until about 2/3oz, then baby should naturally drop this about 4/5months.

Then when once weaned, the dream feed should also naturally drop

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