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Old 06-19-2014, 09:28 PM   #1
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When to drop dream feed?

Hoping to get some advice on when to drop the 10/11 pm dream feed. My 3 mos. old dd is sttn. We put her down at 7pm and wake her for one last feeding before we go to bed ourselves. She wakes at 7am, and once or twice has gone the full 12 hrs. I don't think she needs the extra calories, as she's 50th percentile, and cluster feeds from 4-7pm. But, still feel because she's young, to keep doing this schedule. When and what age did you drop this feeding? TIA


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Old 06-19-2014, 10:04 PM   #2
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We only feed if they wake up maybe try that
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:47 PM   #3
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Re: When to drop dream feed?

If LO wakes up early if you try to drop the feeding, then they still need it. Depending on how irregular a sleeper they are, you may want to pump at this time to keep up your supply while you figure it out. I wouldn't use age as any guide.
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Old 06-28-2014, 01:42 AM   #4
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Re: When to drop dream feed?

Dd2 is 9 months old and I still do this most nights. She goes to bed at 10:30-11 and I dream feed her around 2am before I go to bed. It never fails that the nights I don't, she is up at 5am wanting to nurse. Some nights she will go 12+ hours but I figure I'm up anyway I might as well spend the 12minutes to ensure I get a good solid chunk of sleep.

Also, I haven't gotten AF back and I'm afraid dropped the night feeding might bring her back!
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:50 PM   #5
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Re: When to drop dream feed?

I'm a new mom, my son is 3 months, I feed him whenever he wants still. No set routine/schedule yet. He feeds every 2-3 hrs even through the night, if he sleeps 4-5 hrs straight I'm jumping for joy!! Never heard of dream feeding, I'm loving how much I'm learning on here
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Old 07-20-2014, 02:44 PM   #6
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Re: When to drop dream feed?

If I remember correctly, I stopped doing a dream feed around 3-4 months. I agree with giving it a try and seeing how well your baby handles it. Good luck!
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:12 PM   #7
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Re: When to drop dream feed?

I have a 14 month old who still dream feeds. I am not personally going to stop feeding my son through out the night until he is ready to stop because they get the most beneficial fatty milk during the night and I want my son's brain to grow and for him to be as healthy as possible. My son has fed consistently every 2 to 4 hours during the night for his whole life and will until his body doesn't need it anymore. I hope you do what works best for your family.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:31 PM   #8
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Each baby is different - my son stopped dream feeds around 8 weeks. He is 99%height and 95% weight so I don't get too worried that he isn't getting fed. Also he is pretty assertive and will let me know when he is hungry. He is 10mo. My friend's son is 2 years and still dream feeds - works for him, but their 3mo old daughter dropped them a week ago. Go with what your baby wants an what your gut says works for you!
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:37 PM   #9
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I was blessed with a DD who went back down quickly if she woke up to nurse. From about 2wks to 8 months, she would sleep for 3-4 hours at a time, wake up to nurse, and go right back down. I fed her on demand this way. Some nights she didn't get up at all, and some nights she was up more often.

I never woke her up to feed once we got the ok from her pediatrician at 2 weeks.
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