Hi my LO is almost 4 months now and has been sleeping through the night since about 8 weeks old. I am having trouble figuring out his nightime feeding pattern as it seems to be changing on me and I need some advice or tips from anyone who has been through this.
Our old routine was that I'd get home from work around 6:00 pm and nurse him anytime between 6:30 and 7 pm and then nurse him again around 9:30 or 10 then put him down for the night. But lately he has been getting so sleepy and even falls asleep around 8:30 ish. I have been waking him up to nurse at 9:00 ish and then put him back to bed where he sleeps until about 7 the next morning. Do I need to drop the last feeding? I tried that ONCE and I had to get up to nurse him at 5 am which isn't great now that I am back at work. it could have been coincidence, but I don't know if I want to risk it again. I am so worried that if I drop this last feeding 1.) my supply will go down and
2.) that he'll wake up hungry in the middle of the night. Help!
The last week or so, I have been feeding him regularly at the 6:30 or 7 feeding and then feeding him just 2 or sometimes even 1 1/2 hours later even if he isn't really hungry, but he is usually asleep and I have to wake him up. I hate to do that. Does anyone have any advice or been through something like this?
ps I also posted this on the sleep forum, but I thought I'd put it here too JIC.