Dream Feeds..

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  1. positivity :)

    positivity :) Well-Known Member

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    who does them and how do you do it? x
     
  2. xx emma xx

    xx emma xx Well-Known Member

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    I used to dream feed my LO when he was around 3 months. I would just pick him up and give him the bottle and he would take it all, once he began to drop the amount of oz he would take I cut out the dream feed completely. X


     
  3. Hunnie

    Hunnie Well-Known Member

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    I did one with Sophie last night and I thought it was brilliant. She had fallen asleep downstairs so got everything sorted upstairs and she was still asleep as we got upstairs so I just popped the bottle in and she slept right through from 9ish till half 2 I think.
     
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    positivity :) Well-Known Member

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    So do they drink while actually asleep?? Xx
     
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    If you put a teat near their lips and wiggle a bit they will take it, sometimes takes a minute but they will drink it whilst half asleep
     
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    niknaks Well-Known Member

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    Ive never tried it but Leandro has fallen asleep half way through a bottle and finished it, but I find it takes him longer to burp. Is that what happens when dream feeding? Xxx
     
  7. clairebear22

    clairebear22 Well-Known Member

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    I've never done it and never would. It's just my preference but I don't like it at all and I think if they're sleeping then they can't be hungry or they'd wake up. Each to their own though, as with everything in parenting it's your personal choice x
     
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    I haven't done dream feeding but it seems to work for some people x
     
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    Belfast girl Well-Known Member

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    it works for us! emma sleeps 7 to 8am and i just couldn't leave her that long without taking anything! they drink it slowly so emma doesn't really burp, i just keep her upright for 5 mins afterwards. its a treat for us as she is usually not that cuddly but honestly she smiles in her sleep and during the bottle!
     
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    Ive tried it but harry throws it all up afterwards... As if he doesnt need ir/isnt hungry so it doesnt stay down
     
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    We tried it but she wouldn't suck so we stir her and she eats 5oz at 10pm awake-ish.
     
  12. Piglet's Mama

    Piglet's Mama Well-Known Member

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    We did it until last week!

    Personally I found it brilliant. We just used to pick Brooke up, pop the bottle in and she'd take 5-6oz. It always helped her sleep through from about 3 months old too. We stopped because we thought we were starting to disturb her and she dropped a couple of ounces. She's now sleeping 7.30pm - 6.30am without it x
     
  13. Amy_J

    Amy_J Well-Known Member

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    I used to dream feed my lo if he didnt finish his bedtime bottle, but i then stopped, and justnwaited until he let me know when he was hungry!! Even if this meant him waking for night feeds until he was 8months old.
     

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