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Offline julieb

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Should I start DF for 6 mth old?
« on: August 06, 2005, 17:00:56 pm »
DS is on 4 hour EASY, EBF, and we haven't started solids yet.  He wakes around 2 AM for a feed.  I never minded his night feeding before, but he used to go to bed later and last until 3 or 4 AM.  This would give me a good 5 or 6 hours of solid sleep.

The 2 AM feeding is really wearing on me now, so I'm wondering if I can (or should) introduce a DF at this point?  Currently his last feed is around 6:15 and he lasts about 7-8 hours.  So if I did a DF at 10:30, my hope is he might go until 5-6 AM?  I get him up at 7 AM, but he always wakes early around 6:00.

Is a DF pointless at this age?
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Should I start DF for 6 mth old?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2005, 22:54:34 pm »
I never did the dream feed because we came late to BW and ds had stopped feeding in the night on his own.  I would say that if you plan on starting solids soon to not bother with the dream feed but that is just my opinion :D .


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Should I start DF for 6 mth old?
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2005, 11:01:01 am »
You can.  It probably wouldn't hurt to try (although I suppose it could disturb his sleep more...).  If you do decide to offer the DF make sure you do it for at LEAST 3-4 nights to give it a chance to take affect.
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