dyson n chey's post on weaning has some replies that have really made me question my routine with my LO. He is demand fed and tends to want to eat every 2-3 hours during the day and at present every 2-2.5 (sometimes 1.5) hours during the night. He is 17 weeks so I think he is sleep regressing, he used to wake twice in the night now it is up to 5 times. I am exhausted and parenting alone. Since he was 8 weeks I have given him a "dream feed" expressed bottle at between 9-10 pm, 5 oz. He goes to sleep at 7 and usually does not sleep through to this point of 10 pm but wakes earlier nd I give him the bottle in the hopes he will sleep for longer in the night. It does not seem to work. I pump after giving the bottle and go to bed. Btw he is a very large baby - 17 weeks, 28" long and about 17 lb. He is not overweight but is in the 97th % for height and the 80th for weight. He has never had anything but breastmilk. Is there anyone thinking I should change anything, the post on weaning said that 5 oz was way too much to give but he does happily finish this bottle and then go straight back to sleep, it's just that he doesn't stay asleep. He eats happily in the night, in the day he often fusses at the breast. I am pretty sure I do not produce too much or too fast, I m never engorged, I do not leak, he is frequently hungry and I usually pump about 3-4 ounces a night. I top this up to 5 with an extra pump the next day to give him that big night feed. Sorry this is so tangled and long... and thank you!