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  • Emma H

    April 11, 2024 at 8:06 pm

    Hi Christine,

    It’s great that you have been able to start using the settling pyramid. Hopefully, you’re both finding it helpful!

    Before I talk about how you can encourage your little one to drop the 2-4 am feed, I just want to quickly mention that waking for a feed overnight is very normal under 6 months of age. As a rough guide, formula-fed babies can generally start having their night feeds phased out from around 6 months of age.

    So, if you would like to phase it out sooner than this, please talk to your baby’s doctor to make sure that your little one would be ok to go through the night without a feeding.

    If your doctor gives you the go-ahead, you can begin to phase out the 2-4 am feed by slowly decreasing the amount of formula you offer your little one by ½ to 1 ounce each night. You would continue to reduce the formula amount until it’s less than 2 ounces. At this point, when your baby wakes up at 2 – 4 am instead of feeding him, you would use the strategies from the ‘Settling Pyramid’ to help him fall back to sleep. Eventually, he will stop waking at this time and sleep through.

    I hope that helps!