Liam is 5 1/2 months too...
I am doing much the same thing, 5 breastfeeds each
day, around 4 hourly and then he will sleep from
11pm till anywhere between 5 and 6am. I wake him for a
dream feed around 10.30pm. We have just started solids
in the past few days (teaspoon of rice cereal after
midmorning and early evening feeds) and trying to
remember back to DS1, I think the number of milk feeds
went back to four once solids were more established.
I'm reading one of Gina Ford's books ATM (Contented
Little Baby woman) and she suggests not dropping the
dream feed until solids are well underway (I kept
going with it for ages with DS1 because I was so
worried he wouldn't sleep through without it, and I
liked ending the day with a cuddle too!).
Unless she's really fussing and refusing the breast
(Liam is fussy at most of his feeds because he's a bit
of a vomiter) I'd probably keep doing what you're
doing now, the number of feeds will probably start to
change once you start solids in a few weeks anyway
Don't know if that helps at all?
and Liam 31/12/04
This message was edited by Ariel on Sunday, 19 June 2005 @ 4:28 PM