FROM EMMALOU: This thread has been very informative and helpful with regards to dropping the dreamfeed, I hope this serves as some help for mothers who are deciding to drop it, as Lenas mum has had such a success following the recommended way to drop the DF. Watch this space, she is down to one oz on the DF!
Just thought I'd run this question by you since I'm not too sure what the right approach is here.
My LO turned 7 months today and I had planned to start weaning off the DF following Tracy's schedule in the book.
The problem now is, that since 4 days, my LO has only wanted to drink half of her bottles. I offer 3 x 180ml (6oz)-bottles per 24H (this includes the DF) + 1 x 120ml mixed with cereal.
Up untill 4 days ago, she drank most of this completely. She has always been a small drinker and has had several phases where she drinks reluctantly which we could solve by changing to faster teets, switching formula etc.
Her reluctance has never been this strong though and I'm unsure if weaning off the DF may now be poorly timed.
No matter what I try, she simply refuses to drink more than 120ml (tried a sippy cup, straw, offer 1 hour later etc)
Should I wait it out to see if this will pass and start weaning off the DF when she is back to drinking better?
My gut-feeling tells me to start offering less DF (she used to drain the DF but not since 4 days, even though she is always completely asleep during it) and then see what it does to her appetite over the course of a few days.
Thanks in advance,