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should I wake her?

dd (2months old) has been asleep for 3 hours. lately she has been eating for 10 min every hour or less. right before she fell asleep she ate for 20 min. she hasn't been sleeping well lately (except at night where she will still go up to 4 hours between meals) should I wake her or let her sleep?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:24 PM on Oct. 2, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I would wake her and try to get her to nurse. if not, then at least pump. you don't want your breasts thinking they aren't needed. ;-)

    Answer by mnt_2_b_mommy at 9:26 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • Let a sleeping baby SLEEP. She will wake up when she's hungry! Take advantage of this quiet time and get some rest yourself, momma!

    Answer by Cindy18 at 9:27 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • let her sleep.

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 9:31 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • let her sleep, my son would eat every 3-4 hrs

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:31 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • i would check to make sure all looks well..then let her sleep!

    Answer by bumblebeestingu at 9:35 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • NEVER WAKE A SLEEPING BABY. She will wake up when she is hungry. She won't starve herself.

    Answer by babyboomboom at 10:45 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • Just let her sleep, it's not a problem. When babies nurse frequently during the day they tend to nurse less frequently during the night so it's not a problem.

    Answer by Daynaof3 at 10:45 PM on Oct. 2, 2009

  • here is my little story....i took my newborn son to the doctor that checked him out at the hospital. my insurance didnt cover him but I didnt' find out till the first visit so he took a look at my son anyway and said to wake him up every 2 hours during the day. (formula fed btw). I did this although everyone told me to just leave him be if he wanted to sleep. that doctor said i would pay later on bc my son would not know what night and day was. he was a practicing pediatrician for over 20 years , so I did just that while my son was a newborn. eventually it just wasnt working adn i let my son sleep when he wanted and eventually he got into his own sleep rythm that is similiar from day to day although his naps are at different times. by 2 months he was sleeping 8 hours at night. So i would say to just let him sleep. everyone has their own opinion but it is really best to just let a baby have its own natural sleep patten.

    Answer by CurvyMommato1 at 12:22 AM on Oct. 3, 2009

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