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Does anyone know how to wake a sleeping baby to nurse?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:29 PM on Oct. 20, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Im in the boat of if a baby is sleeping, let it sleep. When they are hungry, they will wake up :)
    minimo77

    Answer by minimo77 at 7:31 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • musicmom08

    Answer by musicmom08 at 7:33 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • im with minimo77
    sahlady

    Answer by sahlady at 7:33 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • I have to say, for you sake and the baby's sake....let him or her sleep. Trust me the baby will wake up to feed. Depends on the age of baby, but look to make sure baby is breathing, baby does need to feed aleast in five hrs. if her or he is a newbie.
    colepip2

    Answer by colepip2 at 7:42 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • I did on demand feedings...but if they slept WHILE nursing - just a stroke of the cheek was all that was needed.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 7:53 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • my pedi had me undress my dd when she was little to get her to eat
    alcnic27

    Answer by alcnic27 at 7:55 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Stroke their faces, change their diaper, take off their clothes, wipe their face with a wet washcloth. I always woke my kids every 3 hours during the day to eat, then let them sleep at night. I firmly believe it helped them sleep through the night at an early age.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 7:55 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Never wake a sleeping baby!
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 8:02 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Unswaddle, diaper change, cool washcloth on the face, some babies (like my dd) all it takes is putting her to breast, she will latch when she feels the nipple on her lip.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 9:00 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • You don't need to. But the easiest thing I learned was putting the baby down. She missed the warmth and comfort of mommy and started squirming.
    jus1jess

    Answer by jus1jess at 9:30 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

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