Poll Results: DID A DREAMFEED HELP BABY SLEEP LONGER THROUGH THE NIGHT?

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Yes

  174 (46%)

No

  68 (18%)

Unsure–but did it anyway

  95 (25%)

Unsure-didn’t do it

  37 (10%)

Votes so far: 374

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6 Comments

  1. Pam Baldwin
    November 10, 2010 / 9:28 PM

    I tried the dreamfeed but it seemed like our little one was waking up more with it (twice a night). We dropped it at around 2.5 months and she was waking up once during the night (aroud 3). Then around 3 months she slept through the night 11 hours and has been since with the exception of a handful of nights where she has woken up. When she does wake up she is not interested in eating but only needs a little hug and is right back to sleep. She is now 3.5 months.

  2. Linds
    November 11, 2010 / 3:48 AM

    I didn't ever see this poll… weird. The dream feed DEFINITELY helped us STTN. In fact, I was never able to drop it at the time BW says to drop it. I had to wait until we started solids to drop it; every time we tried a night without it, he'd consistently wake up at 5:30am hungry. And I loved that extra hour to 1.5 hours of sleep I would get if we did it, so we just went with what worked for us.

  3. Jennifer
    November 12, 2010 / 3:58 AM

    Unsure, didn't do it. 🙂

  4. Plowmanators
    November 18, 2010 / 8:30 PM

    Thanks everyone! I will add in your votes.

  5. bluesweater
    June 19, 2011 / 10:33 PM

    I do think the df helped her sleep through the night. She was 4 weeks old when she started to sstn. We took it away at 8 weeks and she was fine. There was about a week of random night wakings, but then she figured it out.

  6. Plowmanators
    July 14, 2011 / 4:35 AM

    Thanks Blueswater! I have you down.

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