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#1 of 4 Old 02-17-2014, 06:55 PM - Thread Starter
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I've been in the habit of waking my babies (twins) to nurse before I go to bed, in the hopes that I won't be woken up 1/2 an hour after falling asleep by hungry babies.  They're 12 months old now and they wake up every 2 hours to nurse during the night, and I'm wondering if me waking them to nurse before my bedtime is actually contributing to that.  Any thoughts?  Does anyone else do this?

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#2 of 4 Old 02-19-2014, 09:04 PM
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Anyone have any thoughts? Where are our co- sleep , breastfeeding mamas?
You may want to post in breastfeeding also.
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I do it. Makes sence to me.
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Mine are 14 months old and until recently my husband has been dream-feeding them their bottles at 11pm right before he goes to work. It really helped us for many months, but it seems to disturb them now more than anything and we have stopped doing it. Try not doing it for a few nights or so to see if things improve. That's the best way to find out if it's causing problems.

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