I hate the idea of a dream feed, why am I risking waking a sleeping baby??p.s this is coming from baby wise, thanks to some helpful suggestions on this board we started on Monday. I just can't wrap my head around that part after spending an hr getting him to sleep!
I don't see a problem feeding my baby on demand or using my boob as a pacifier. I mean...breastmilk has seratonin and if he's fussy and tired but fighting sleep, it calms him down and sometimes knocks him out instantly. Why wouldn't I use that to my advantage? It sure has saved me a lot of time. I used to try and keep him on a 2-3 hour schedule between feedings and tried not to soothe him with breastfeeding if it wasn't "time," and I'd sometimes spend over an hour soothing him when breastfeeding would solve the issue in under 5 min! There are a few family members and family friends who clearly disagree. I mean, they're not rude about it or forceful, but I get a sort of disapproving look paired with comments like, "didn't he just eat?" and "you're feeding him again?" Yes. I am.