Last night, after the previous night was filled with 6 fun-filled wakings and one bickery fight with Husband, I decided to try dream feeding with Bella.
I read about it in a couple of places and then after I read about it again in The Secrets of the Baby Whisperer, I figured it was worth a shot. Basically the idea is that you give the baby an extra feeding around the time when you go to sleep (10:30 for me). You don't even need to wake the baby, just pick them up, feed them, and put them back down. This way, you are filling up their little bellies and (hopefully) buying yourself a few extra hours of sleep.
Want to know how that went? Well, let me put it to you this way. I might have had more success trying to get Husband to eat cookies by holding one up to his mouth while he peacefully slept next to me.
It just was not happening and you know why? Because BELLA WAS ASLEEP. As I sat there repeatedly jamming a boob on her face she continued to peacefully slumber. It cracked me up actually, because it was so ridiculous.
Has anyone else ever gotten this dream feeding nonsense to work? Or is it just another one of those "tips" that parenting experts never actually tried themselves?