my 8 1/2 week old little man is going well during the day but we seem to have no consistency with his last feed. I would like him to feed around the same time each night, and don't quite know how to get him there. I am trying to go with the 6am, 10am, 2pm thing within reason (half an hour say if he is desperate), and then it turns to custard. He sometimes eats 4pm, 6.30pm then I try and hold him off till 9pm. He used to be drowsy at the last feed and go off like a dream but now he is treating it like any other feed and is wide awake and I am having to do the daytime battle to get him down.
I would like to feed him around 5pm, then 8pm for the night as I have found the snacking more often does not make him sleep through - he wakes at 3am either way.
I don't bath him at night as it has not worked in the past, and is too hectic with hubbie getting home, cooking tea etc and I find I am too tired at that time of the night.
What do you do and does anyone have any tips? My plunket nurse said he only needs 4 - 5 feeds as he is so big (14lb13oz) so getting this early evening/nighttime routine would be awesome as it is starting to get stressful for hubbie and me.
thanks heaps xxx
nz, 1st baby, due feb 4