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how often should my newborn wake up during the night ?

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cutieroxy247

Asked by cutieroxy247 at 3:39 AM on Aug. 15, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i read you should wake them up every two hours to nurse... but honestly i am not really sure
    his_squishy

    Answer by his_squishy at 3:41 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • the doctors say that you shoudl feed them at least every 3 hours.. if not 2 hours. my newborn slept through the night from about the first week. I would just feed her while she slept. you should do some reading on it.
    Aasiyah

    Answer by Aasiyah at 3:56 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • it just depends on the baby. it will be up to the baby to wake when it is hungry. my breastfed children would wake around every two hours. but not always. theres not a set amount of times that babies wake up. it can depend on different factors i guess.
    RoseWall

    Answer by RoseWall at 4:00 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • my baby wakes up once a night to eat, but during the day he eats like every hour
    natasha86

    Answer by natasha86 at 4:12 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • My ped told me I could let my baby go 4 hours at night, if she would - but when she was newborn she pretty much woke every 3. Now she's 5 weeks and has started sleeping around 8 hours at night.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 8:13 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • I would wake them up if it went longer than 3 hours in between feedings.
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 10:47 AM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • she is 3 weeks and gets up 1 time at night doc said that was fine
    randilinn

    Answer by randilinn at 9:35 PM on Aug. 15, 2010

  • If baby has passed the meconium and you're changing 6-8 dipes a day, ANY number of wakeups is fine. Zero? Fine. Ten? Fine; inconvenient but fine.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 5:46 PM on Aug. 16, 2010

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