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What age to stop the dream feed?

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SnowWhite26 Sat 16-Apr-16 22:25:44

Hi. So my little one is just 6 months. I have been weaning about 3 weeks but just this week started with proper tea time. I try and give her filling things but obviously at this point its difficult to no whats going in. She has a breakfast feed lunch feed mid afternoon feed and bedtime feed of 7oz if she takes it all. I am also trying to give food at breakfast. She then dream feeds between 10 and 11.she used to stir at these times but now is fast asleep. I left her last night and naturally woke for food at 12.If i go to bed at 11 though I dont wana be woken an hr later. Any advice on when to stop dream feeds? Thanks x

ilikepinacoladas Sat 16-Apr-16 22:38:25

I stopped dream feeds at 4 1/2 months. She woke at 12 am first night, 2pm second night and 7 am third night. I read that dream feeding teaches them to wake for food and interrupts sleep cycles so they don't sleep as well (was waking at 5.30am before dropping dream feeds). Made sense to meet so decided to try for a week and it worked! Good luck!

SnowWhite26 Sat 16-Apr-16 22:42:13

Did you feed her when she wome at 12 and 2 or just comfort back to sleep? I was just reading about doing it with an ounce less and half earlyer and doing this cycle till nearerly same time as bed. I kinda just wana go cold turkey coz like u just said im not sure if its habit or hunger. Its difgicult especially if they have growth spurts etc thanks.

ilikepinacoladas Sun 17-Apr-16 23:38:00

I fed her as she was still pretty young. I would give cold turkey a try as it will be obvious after a few days if it is working or not so you won't lose too much sleep. I also think the fact the she has stopped stirring suggests she is trying to tell you she doesn't need it any more. Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, I hope it is going ok smile

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