2 weeks ago we switched to formula feeding & I'm not sure if it's a coincidence, but ever since, her sleep has taken a big backward step. She is always generally asleep by 7:30, used to wake between 3-5am & resettle again easily for a few hrs. Now she is waking up anywhere from 12:30-3am & will not settle back easily after, then is awake st least every hr from her feed, & pretty much doesn't settle back after 5am. I find it strange as I always thought formula digested slower than breastmilk?
So I am considering introducing a dream feed. I did try a few wks ago just once but she was sleeping so well & it didn't make any difference, and I literally couldn't wake her enough to take more than 20mls. I am thinking of trying it again in the hope that it will help her make it back to 3am again. My worry is that I will end up up every hr from the dream feed with her like I am after her early morning feed. What do u girls think? Would it be worth a shot?
I know she is doing well to be doing 6 hrs straight but I do struggle in that I don't get back to sleep before she is up again after she feeds. We also use a dummy & if she wakes before 2am she occasionally settles back with just the dummy for another hour.
Edited by Mummy-2-1boy, 18 April 2012 - 10:56 AM.