I need some advice. My little boy has started to wake looking for a feed at 2-3am ish and then again at 5am. He is 5 mths old and has just started doing this gradually over the last 3 wks. I have substituted 2 breastfeeds a day with formula, to allow me to go back to work part time-& this is possibly when it started. He was sleeping thru without a feed (he sometimes was a little unsettled and I would pop his dummy back in and he would drift off) from around 9pm to 7.30am (sometimes even later and I would have to wake to feed him-I was so full of milk!) Admittedly, he has also been going to sleep about an hour earlier (8-8.30pm)and not stirring for a late feed. I was trying to deter him & not feed him when we woke at 2am, but found he would not settle at all (& so desperate for sleep I fed him) I know some babies don't sleep as much he does, but I was getting used to my virtually uninterrupted sleep.
Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated.