5.5 month old EPer feeding schedule: Drop a feed?

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Registered: 12-31-1969
5.5 month old EPer feeding schedule: Drop a feed?
Mon, 10-15-2012 - 9:19am

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: 11-03-2010
Sun, 11-11-2012 - 1:18pm

We were on 5 bottles a day at that point.  I would keep the morning feed and drop the last one.  We feed at 6:15, 9:30, 12:45, 4, and 7:15.  We have started adding some solids, but they shouldn't replace milk for at least another few months.  She just turned 6 months 2 days ago.  Bed time for us is about 8:45 and then she's out for the night.  She eats 6 ounces for each bottle.