Many experts agree that it’s common and developmentally appropriate for young babies to eat during the night. But that doesn’t necessarily mean your sleep needs to suffer!
If your baby is down to one or two night feedings, you might consider using a “dream feed” so that you can get a longer chunk of sleep at night.
Offer this feed right before YOUR bedtime, while baby is still asleep. Many babies will rouse enough when picked up to take the breast or bottle and then easily fall back to sleep.
For many tinybeans, a feeding at 10 p.m. (for example) can mean that the next wakeup call won’t come until 3:00 a.m. or later. A 5-6 hour block of sleep certainly beats 2-3 hour fragments, for sure!