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5am wake up by 10mo dd - do I offer bottle at this horrible hour?

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titferbrains Wed 12-Aug-09 10:08:10

DH checked on DD this morning when she woke at 5am again, and he says she was half asleep, and he could hear her tummy rumbling - so maybe she is waking at 5am because she's hungry.

Up till now I've tried to wait till 6.30 at least before I get her upto feed her, because I don't want her to get used to being fed any earlier. I am struggling with the mornings as it is! But do you think she'll go back to sleep if she has a feed at 5am? Grateful if any experienced mums could tell me what they think.

ChocOrange05 Wed 12-Aug-09 11:36:33

DS usually gooes back to sleep if I feed him at this time, as long as its in the dark and a night/sleepy feed. But as he's 9mo and not had a night feed very often for the past 2 months I try everything but feeding him first.

titferbrains Wed 12-Aug-09 17:56:55

thanks choc.

She was kind of whinging this morning but then later in the morning she didn't seem that ravenous. Maybe I'll try feeding tmw anyway.

jammietart Wed 12-Aug-09 19:12:40

If DD wakes before 615 then I feed in the dark and settle her back down and 9 times out of 10 she sleeps until 7-730. If its after 615 then we get up for the day. She is 8 months and has always woken early. My hope in feeding her and settling her back down is that eventually she will sleep later but who knows!

titferbrains Wed 12-Aug-09 19:30:04

cheers jammie. I almost wish I was still bfing (but not quite- no more biting thanks) so it would be easy to do the morning feed but I'd rather give a bottle and get maximum sleep.

Ooh. it's just occurred to me that DH might do it as he gets up around then. A chance for him to have a cuddle as he doesn't usually see her during the week.

will see how I get on with tmw.

Jammie, how much does yr LO take at that time? DD ususally has 200ml in the morning.

titferbrains Wed 12-Aug-09 19:30:06

cheers jammie. I almost wish I was still bfing (but not quite- no more biting thanks) so it would be easy to do the morning feed but I'd rather give a bottle and get maximum sleep.

Ooh. it's just occurred to me that DH might do it as he gets up around then. A chance for him to have a cuddle as he doesn't usually see her during the week.

will see how I get on with tmw.

Jammie, how much does yr LO take at that time? DD ususally has 200ml in the morning.

titferbrains Wed 12-Aug-09 19:30:07

cheers jammie. I almost wish I was still bfing (but not quite- no more biting thanks) so it would be easy to do the morning feed but I'd rather give a bottle and get maximum sleep.

Ooh. it's just occurred to me that DH might do it as he gets up around then. A chance for him to have a cuddle as he doesn't usually see her during the week.

will see how I get on with tmw.

Jammie, how much does yr LO take at that time? DD ususally has 200ml in the morning.

jammietart Wed 12-Aug-09 20:59:32

I give DD a full feed when she first wakes then just breakfast when she is up for the day. We keep a sterilised bottle in our room with a carton of ready made formula and as soon as we hear her we fill the bottle and dash in!
I should add I am in no way an experienced mum! I have a DS too but I don't think he has ever woken before 7am
those were the days.....

Good luck with tmw

titferbrains Wed 12-Aug-09 21:02:32

ok this could work. She currently doesn't eat much brekkie so maybe she'll be hungrier for solids this way.

Will get bottle and milk ready. Sorry for multiple posts btw!

CHEERS.

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