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01/06/2014 at 07:32
Do you do it? Do you recommend it?
Any tips or tricks ?
01/06/2014 at 08:54
I used to give O and L dream feeds at around 10pm, which made them sleep for a little longer. They were still asleep when I gave them their bottles. There isn't any harm in trying x
01/06/2014 at 13:20
F wouldn't wake up enough to feed when I tried it. He took a couple of sucks and then couldn't be roused! I now change his nappy to wake him up and he's pretty good at feeding and falling back asleep.
01/06/2014 at 13:34
01/06/2014 at 16:00
We never did it. We tried a couple of times but S wouldn't wake enough to feed. After all the effort to get him to go to sleep in the first place, it seemed criminal to then wake him according to our schedule instead of his. If he was hungry, he would wake. I have friends who did it but then went through a whole rigmarole of moving it back, decreasing the amount and then the fear of what would happen when they stopped. Far too much palaver for me, sorry! At 12 weeks S started sleeping through of hs own accord anyway so we were lucky and I'm glad we didn't do it.
01/06/2014 at 20:28
Thanks ladies, another Q do you wind them still? As won't she wake when I wind her?
01/06/2014 at 20:34
I always did when F was smaller. I'd put him over my shoulder to do it and gently pat and rub his back. Usually he'd fall asleep there. Now he's usual asleep by the end of the feed so I just put him straight down. If he's got wind during a feed he does a high pitch scream so if he doesn't do that then I know he's usually fine!
01/06/2014 at 20:52
It wouldn't work for us - A's longest stretch of sleep is always the first part. After he wakes for his feed he will sleep for a maximum of 4 hours before waking again so if I feed him at 11 he'll be awake at 3. If I leave him to his own devices he will go to bed at 7 and wake somewhere between 2 and 3 so I actually get a better deal if I leave him!
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