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#1 indigo

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:28 PM

My 2 girls dropped their first feed at exactly 6 weeks so I have no other basis of comparison as Jakobi is 8 weeks today and not dropped a feed.

Just wondering then what others' experiences were?

To clarify - I'm asking that at what age they stopped that first middle of the night feed, not slept through the entire night. ie. my kids feed at every 4 hours and then they didn't wake up for one suddenly.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:39 PM

I think Seth's was about 6-7 weeks. It was when his reflux meds started working and I started wrapping him a different way (he was a bit of a houdini) so I'm assuming either one of these things contributed to that. He slept from 7:30ish to about 4:00ish and then started sleeping through not long after that.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:40 PM

I am stretching my memory but I think both of mine were in the 4-6 week category. I know by 8 weeks they were only having one feed overnight anyway - in the early hours of the morning.
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:33 PM

8 weeks. And it was a day feed! Argh! But we soon moved it to the night. L was a little behind the little book we had which said around 6 weeks.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 03:47 AM

Thank you so much for your replies. Obviously looking at the time of this post, he still hasn't dropped.... does anyone else have stories? I'd love to hear them and get some hope that yes he will one day drop it!
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:53 AM

Ryan is still feeding twice a night, he goes down at 7pm and feeds around 12am, and 4-5am.
He's 4 months old now.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:58 PM

Thank you lovely. That really does show that there is a big gamut of ages, I guess it's something that's going to be as individual as the kids themselves huh?
Damn kids need to come with an operations manual me thinks!!!
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:19 PM

QUOTE(indigo @ Mar 12 2012, 06:28 PM) View Post

My 2 girls dropped their first feed at exactly 6 weeks so I have no other basis of comparison as Jakobi is 8 weeks today and not dropped a feed.

Just wondering then what others' experiences were?

To clarify - I'm asking that at what age they stopped that first middle of the night feed, not slept through the entire night. ie. my kids feed at every 4 hours and then they didn't wake up for one suddenly.


Uh - eleven months for Will when we persisted with offering water only and paced the floor for hours...

8 months for Angus when we eventually got his reflux meds sorted - six weeks after that we got strict on a routine and did controlled comforting (he was waking every 40 minutes).

Not what you want to hear though!


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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:16 PM

I was reluctant to reply in order not to scare you, but since ~Melissa~ has, I guess I can too. T was about 11 months when he dropped to one night feed (but took it back up intermittedly for months following). If anyone's after a "what not to do" guide, I could write one I think.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:11 PM

No, I want to thank you both for your honesty. I wasn't after glory stories of whose kid was best, I wanted reality because I didn't want to put any unfair expectations on him. And I think that you both are wonder women. I'm having some trouble coping already, I commend you both for what you have experienced and conquered. smile.gif
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 09:26 PM

DS was about 5ish months, but then he started waking up again fairly quickly. The only reason I remember it was because I had friends up visiting and it was glorious that he slept so long (8 straight hours 2 nights in a row), but generally he woke 3-4 hourly overnight and during the day it was 2-3hourly feeding.

DD on the other hand has done 4-7hr stints at night from the second day of being home (not every night) and generally feeds during the day 3-5hrly. They are so different in their feeding its not funny.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:18 PM

Wow, that's a huge difference! Thank you so much for sharing lovely smile.gif
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:41 AM

Oh when I say a night feed... L did 3 so I'm talking when he dropped to only waking at 1 and 4 ish.
It still felt bloody marvellous. Hope it's coming soon for you.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 10:22 AM

Me too! LOL. He's got a big reflux problem so that really doesn't help either, but last night he did have 6 hours between the feed, so he's trying to stretch it out I think?

BTW, that photo of L is so cute. I think I coo every time I see it!
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