My LO was on the exact same schedule. I started dreamfeeding about a week ago and it has gone great. Most nights he sleeps until 3 or 4 am now and then goes back down until 6 or 7. I would give it a shot for a week or so and see how it goes. If it doesn't work out you can always go back to your old schedule!
what is dream feeding?
I did this with DS for a while until he started 1. actually getting angry when I would wake him:lol or 2. he would take 30 minutes to wake up and then would eat for 2 minutes before crashing again:rolleyes:
I'd say give it a shot and see if it helps.
I tried doing this with no success. I mean, she happily ate when I fed her, but she still wants to nurse every two hours (comfort nursing, not eating), with or without the dream feed. I still do it, and combine it with Papa doing some "nursing" at some of those every two hour wakings, so we're still using it, hoping to stretch out her sleep time, but so far no luck.
This was a life saver for us. We started at about 6 months and LO's wake ups slowly stretched from 1 or 2 am to 2 or 3 am to 3 or 4 am until now when he wakes up at 5 or 6 am. (This is only if there's nothing else going on, such as a stuffy nose, teething, the grass growing loudly outside his window...)
My son never woke up at 10 pm. My husband would put him in my lap and I'd touch my nipple to his mouth and he'd latch on and start nursing. He never woke up. At first, I was always afraid he'd wake up and start screaming, but he never did.
I definitely try it if I were you. If it works it's a god send.
I do that sometimes when my son is taking his naps so that he'll sleep longer. I've been really lucky when it comes to him sleeping at night though. What I usually do is nurse him to sleep during his naps, then wait about 2-3 hours if he hasn't already woken up and lie down next to him and put my nipple by his mouth. If he's hungry he'll just latch on and eat without me having to wake him up. I've never tried to wake him up to eat, except when he was a newborn bc he was sleepy baby.
I think what really helped us sleep more at night is cosleeping. He usually just moves around when he's hungry and that's enough to wake me up and latch him on then go back to sleep.
What really helps me get him to sleep most of the night is to time our feedings in the evening. I let him NOD all day (which he usually has scheduled out to every 2.5 hours). At 6 p.m., we start nursing on my demand, which for us, means at 6, 8, and 10. That tops his "tank" up, and he will then sleep until 4 a.m., giving me 6 whole hours of rest. *Ah*