Still dream feeding after 6 months and don’t know how/when to stop? I understand that fear. Your baby is sleeping through it’s not a big deal you can stay up until 10.30pm to give a quick bottle feed right? If it’s not a problem to parents I usually say no problem carry on. However it’s not so tricky to stop it if you want to. Fully weaned babies who are getting enough calories during the day do not normally need a dream feed. By 8 months they definitely don’t need it and you could find some earlier wakening’s due to digestive discomfort or wet nappies actually disturbing your babies sleep. Their whole digestive system has to wake up and go to work to breakdown this bit of late food. When I stop a dream feed it’s usually a rip the band aid off situation as I’m not with parents long enough to wean off slowly. This is a very (very) simple plan to drop the dream feed;
Shouldn’t take more than two weeks to say goodbye to dreamfeeding and hello to 12 hours of blissful sleep a night.
if you have already tried more frequent feeding (By that I do mean staying home for a day or two doing nothing but constant breastfeeding)READ MORE
Believe it or not sleep is even more important to your baby than it is to you!
This guide and graph explains how much sleep your baby really needs.