5 month old EPer feeding schedule: need input pls!

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5 month old EPer feeding schedule: need input pls!
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Mon, 10-15-2012 - 9:09am
Hi everyone!

I'm new here and wanted to know what your baby's feeding schedule is like? My baby girl JUST started sleeping through the night, I'm wondering if I should dream feed her or just wait till she wakes up to feed her. She currently has 6 bottles a day. Can she drop her 6:30am feeding and still have the same bed time? Here's her current feeding schedule:

6:30am: 5.5oz bottle
9:30am: 4.5oz bottle
12:30pm: 4.5oz bottle
3:30pm: 4.5oz bottle
6:15pm: 4.5oz bottle
9:00pm: 6.5oz bottle
Get ready for bed, bath
9:30pm: 2.5oz bottle

I usually adjust feedings between 2.5-3 hrs depending if she's hungry and/or what time she wakes up. She hasn't quite started solids yet because her doctor said to wait till she's 6 months since baby girl is VERY healthy haha what will the schedule change to once I add one solid feeding?

Thanks for your help!
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Registered: 09-05-2012
Wed, 10-31-2012 - 10:23pm

I'm not sure if this will help you, but here's what my daughter schedule was like at 5 months.

Awake around 6:30

7:00 am 8 oz bottle

10:30 8 oz bottle

if she was awake around 11:15-12:00 she would eat 2 oz of food

2:30 8 oz bottle

5:15 4-5 oz of food

6:40 8 oz bottle

7:15 bedtime

What would happen if you gave her 6.5 oz at every feeding? Could she put more space in between feedings? Getting down to 4 bottles a day was amazing. It felt like my daughter did it earlier then most, but she was still getting 32 oz. a day. We've been on this schedule now for 2 months. 

We started solids before 5 months, because she had been sleeping through the night since 3 months, then shortly before 5 months she started waking up again. We thought that maybe some food for dinner might be the answer. I fed her for a few weeks in the middle of the night, but that wasn't making me happy and there was no reason for her to be up. So we put an end to that!

Again, not sure if this helps. Good Luck!

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Registered: 09-05-2012
Wed, 10-31-2012 - 10:25pm

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