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Ethan, aged 6 months, night time waking

I am writing to ask for your support and assistance in getting my six-month-old sleeping better. Ethan is 6 1/2 months old and he is currently on your daily routine for his age, with weaning going well. The problem we have is night time waking. Ethan was diagnosed with reflux when he was two days old and it has caused many problems. He has been prescribed ranitidine, domperidone and gaviscon in maximum doses. In turn, he didn't sleep well. At six weeks, we saw a cranial osteopath and within three treatments, Ethan was off all medicine, with much improvement, although he still has 'sicky' moments.

I am currently weaning him off breast-feeding (he only has one breast-feed a day). We started the bedtime routine at four weeks (bath, feed, bed) and he has a dream feed at 10pm. 99% of the time, he settles straight away at 7 for bed, and after the dream feed, but when he wakes in the night, he doesn't settle for 1-3 hours unless has the dummy. We don't believe he can be hungry, because when he wakes in morning, he never screams for food and is quite happy to wait up to 1/2 hour from waking for food. We would really appreciate your help in getting Ethan sleeping from 10-7 and eventually 7-7 without the dream feed.

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