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How do you know if dreamfeed works?!

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KaransMom Sat 11-Jun-16 22:57:13

Ok so 3 month old sleeps at 8pm aftwr bottle, book and bath. We dreamfeed at 10pm (no waking) and he only goes to 2/3am. All sleep training is telling me that he should now be sleeping longer as hes "tanked up" - at least till 6/7am. Is the dreamfeed working at all?
Feel like im getting it all wrong, other mums posting saying their babies sleep longer after dreamfeed sad

thenewaveragebear1983 Sat 11-Jun-16 22:58:51

They never worked for my babies, they just merrily guzzled the extra bottle and still woke at 3 am.

Lweji Sat 11-Jun-16 23:17:09

Each baby is different.

And that's pretty much it. smile

Waking up once in the night is pretty normal at that age (and more), so I'd just let him wake up when he wants to and feed him then.

I never woke up ds to feed, or fed him in his sleep.
If he sleeps while he feeds he may turn food into comforting and will ask for food when he has lighter sleep cycles.
Btw, we all tend to have 2 hour sleep cycles, we simply don't wake up, but most babies do, particularly if they miss something that was there when they went to sleep.

Tumtitum Sun 12-Jun-16 20:19:27

I wish my four month old would sleep 10-2/3am! grin the one time I attempted a dream feed it didn't make a difference. Try a couple of nights not doing it and see what happens??

Jokeaboutmyhotchoc Sun 12-Jun-16 22:47:47

My LO goes down around 8. We dream feed at 10 precisely because it gets him to about 3am - I thought that was quite a good stretch tbh! Without it he'd be up at midnight I reckon.

It's bollocks that babies "should" be doing this or that tbh. Some babies sleep through from 8 weeks. Some wake 3x a night until 8 months. All babies are different.

I think unless you're chronically sleep deprived and miserable the best thing to do is accept it and go with the flow.

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