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#1 Leee

Posted 13 July 2005 - 11:25 AM

I was just reading another post about dropping the overnight feed, i have a similar problem.

My dd feeds at 7am, 11am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 6.30pm, dreamfeed at 10pm. Plus she will usually wake at about 4.30am, stir until about 5-5.30am where she will cry a little.

I usually end up feeding about 5am, but then to continue with our routine I wake her to start her day at 7am (which is very close).

I have tried to resettle her but this doesn't seem to work. She uses a dummy only very occassionally, should i try this to get her past the 5am? It is usually this time everyday - do you think she is hungry or is it habit? If I give her a dummy will she continue to cry if she is hungry (i don't want her to go hungry).

Or should I just feed her but limit how much she has?

Any suggestions - or should i just wait for her to drop it herself?

ME 28
DH 27
DD 2/6/05
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#2 annamd

Posted 13 July 2005 - 11:56 AM

Sounds like your baby is doing really well to me! I didn't get mine to drop the 5am feed until about 12 months!!

I always figured at that time of day it was much easier to give a quick feed if they will go straight back to sleep than spend ages trying to resettle them when they probably are hungry!

That said I was sick of it by 12 months but then he started sleeping until 6am ......oh to have a day start at 7!

So I think you're doing great and I wouldn't worry about trying to drop the feed just yet, your baby is still so young and 7 hours between feeds is heaps!

Goodluck

Anna
DS Callum 22-02-04

#3 happygurl06

Posted 13 July 2005 - 01:54 PM

whos a lucky lady!!!  My DD would wake the people living in the next suburb if she did not get fed every 3-4 hours... regardless of day or night.

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