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breastfed 1 month old sleeping for longer

i know that you are supposed to wake up ur sleeping child at gaps of 3 hours during the day but mine often (not always) sleeps for 4-4 1/2 hours. if i wake her prematurely then she doesnt nurse well, she has a bit and goes to sleep then wakes up and has a bit more and the whole day goes like that (bit by bit) if i let her wake up on her own then she nurses much better. she is giving me enough wet nappies and gaining weight. should i just let her be. she is also sleeping through the night (waking up once for a feed and going back to sleep after she is done)

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:30 AM on Feb. 4, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • If she's not jaundiced or making too few diapers.. let her sleep!
    LeanneC

    Answer by LeanneC at 1:17 AM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • If she is gaining wieght then I would not wake a sleeping baby!!! It will just throw everything off. I feel you sould let the baby set his or her own schedual!!
    IMAMOM2-2KIDS

    Answer by IMAMOM2-2KIDS at 2:49 AM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • Let sleeping babies lie...
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:21 AM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • breastfeedingMy son did this too - I just let him sleep, and we didn't have any problems. It didn't last long though so take advantage of it while you can!

    MilMom04

    Answer by MilMom04 at 9:41 AM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • I agree let her sleep. Use it to your advantage, get some extra rest, do some housework, veg on the couch. Soon she'll be up and running around and you won't get any added rest.
    Cafe Jenn

    Answer by Cafe Jenn at 11:49 AM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • No waking. No need. Whoever told you otherwise is mistaken.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 5:05 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • I would not wake her either. My daughter was a very good sleeper as well. She started sleeping through the night at 6 weeks old. I would not even wake her up. I would just get up and pump once in the night. If you are producing enough milk by only feeding every 4 hours, then you are fine. I probably would have had to pump, but everyone is different. I would just make sure she doesn't have jaundice.
    moviemom22

    Answer by moviemom22 at 5:51 PM on Feb. 4, 2010

  • ya she does not have any jaundice.. thanks i feel better now!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:18 AM on Feb. 5, 2010

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