Posted: 27/02/2011 at 17:24
I do this with my LO. The best time to do it is between 10 and 11.
Although I found it difficult to feed direct of the breast so expressed and fed the dream feed with a bottle. Much easier to wiggle that teat in than your nipple.
You're LO will probably be feeding too regularly for it to make a difference until they're about 4 weeks though.
Also, I do wake a sleeping baby to feed. During the day I never let LO go longer than 3-3 1/2 hours for a feed and he's slept through (8pm-6.30/7am with a dream feed) since he was 7 weeks old, minus a few hiccupy days!