We got a 9-month old son that's been rocked to sleep and given many night time feedings to help him sleep. So those are two sleep associations that we are trying to eliminate. We have been working to erase the feedings first since last week using some of Ferber's methods. We increased his before-sleep bottle from 150ml to 200ml and baby now sleeps anytime between 8:30-9PM to 5AM with just a few short wakings without needing to feed. The problem is sometimes he wakes up really early now at 4:30-5AM, while his usual wake time is 7-8AM, and usually because he's really hungry. We can tell he's hungry because we rock him for 15-30 minutes and he's still cranky. After we give him a 100 ml bottle then he goes back to sleep and we wake him up at 8AM.
My questions are what can we do to eliminate this 5AM feeding, and does this feeding counts as "night time feeding"?