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when is it okay?

until now ive been feeding my son every 3 hours but i was wondering when its okayy to just let him sleep throught the night?

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Asked by bby_sebastian at 7:37 PM on Sep. 20, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • umm....i have never woke up my dd to feed her, if she was hungry she would wake up and cry, other then that she would sleep, If he was a preemee then i can understand waking him up every 3 hours otherwise i would say let him sleep and he will wake up when he gets hungry!

    Answer by mommylisar at 7:38 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • I never wake a sleeping baby. Let him sleep until wakes, then feed.

    Answer by QandA at 7:40 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • Never wake up an infant for a feeding unless he/she is underweight, otherwise let the baby sleep as long as it wants and he will let you know when he is hungry.

    Answer by older at 7:40 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • My understanding is that if he/she is not a premmie don't wake him up. I had to wake up my second every 3 hours but he was a premmie and he needed to gaing weight.

    Answer by sweetyazfl at 7:41 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • I didn't wake my child up either just let him sleep. It's better for you and him, you're both getting more sleep that way. Indulge yourself and sleep more than three hours at a time ;)

    Answer by cherriechixie at 7:41 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • A normal weight baby can go six hours without eating. Get some sleep, mama.

    Answer by lovinangels at 7:44 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • yess everyone my son was a preemie..

    Comment by bby_sebastian (original poster) at 7:45 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • When all else fails, ask your pediatrician. That's the safest bet since the doctor knows your son's medical history and how he's been thriving.

    Answer by kittyhasclaws at 7:57 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • when he is ready.

    Answer by 3xangel at 7:59 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • Even if a child isn't a preemie their metabolism is not mature enough to wake up when they are just hungry. They wake up when they are hungry enough for it to be painful, An new born can not wake up hungry from low blood sugar making them sleep even harder. This is all form my ped. We were told to wake ours up every3-4 hours to feed until they were at least 10 pounds. So around 8 weeks for both of mine,

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:04 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

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