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Offline Jolly_Jelly

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We've been having this problem for the last 1-2 weeks, he is 18 weeks old and breast fed, We've been on a 4hr feeding schedule since 13-14 weeks
Here's a typical day with 15-30 minute deviations tops:

Awake at 7 AM
E: 7:00
S: 9:00-11:00
E: 11:00
S: 1:00-3:00
E: 3:00
S: 5:00-5:30
E: 7:00 PM
Bedtime: 7:30-8:00 PM

The problem in the last little while is that he will fall asleep briefly during the last feed, then no matter what we do he is up for another two hours until he is tired enough for bed.
We've tried:
1. Settling him at his normal bedtime, he just resisted until exactly about two hours after his feed
2. Putting him down asleep. he wakes up immediately and will not be resettled until two hours after his feed
3. Waiting until two hours after his feed. he settles down really easily.

This seems to be leading to a lot of night wakings and he has been waking at 5:30AM which takes another hour to resettle him.
Any suggestions to avoid this disaster of a bedtime problem?