My baby girl is nearly 8 weeks old. She was a big baby at birth (9lb 3oz, ie more than 4kg) and I figure she is bigger than that now (although I'm a bad mum and since she is baby number 2 she hasn't been weighed since the last midwife visit)...
She is exclusively breastfed (currently refusing the bottle but that is a post for another time!) already regularly sleeps 5-6 hours at night but it is either from 10pm after a very awake and unsettled 7-10pm period (ie a last feed at 10pm) or from 7pm to midnightish...
So if she goes to sleep as we would like at 7pm, she wakes twice (midnightish and 4amish) and then 7:30am ish to start the day.
If she goes to sleep at 10pmish, she wakes once at 4am, and then to start the day around 7amish.
It seems to me that if I could get the dream feed to be successful, then we'd have a happier family
The times I've tried it (even the full bright lights, wake her completely Gina Ford style) it made no difference and she woke for 2 feeds in the night.
Any ideas on why that might be or how to make a dream feed stick?? All comments appreciated! Thank you.