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three week old sleeping through the night w/ no feeding

My three week old is close or at 7 pounds right now and last night I fed her at 10:30 and didn't wake her for a feeding until morning at 8:30. Is this bad? Will this dehydrate her? The past few days she would go maybe 7 hours but she went 10 this time and I don't know if this is helping her get a schedule or hurting her. Plz help!

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Asked by JuJu1989 at 9:07 AM on Dec. 23, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I was worried when my son did that. I was actually waking him up to feed him (like they had me doing in the hospital). When we saw the doctor when he was a week old, she said not to wake him, it was fine. He'd wake up if he was hungry.

    Answer by TARARENEE at 9:11 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • That's GREAT!!!! You are one of the lucky few. :D

    Two of my kids did that. Just a warning, don't get too excited. Your baby will have periods of waking several times during the night over the next 18 months. :D My 13 month old slept through the night at 3 weeks, for the next 6-9 months. Now he is up several times during the night to nurse. :D

    Answer by micheledo at 9:37 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • yes, dont ever wake a baby to eat!! I never understood why nurses tell u that crap in the hospital! If baby is hungry, they are def gonna let u know. :D congrats!

    Answer by LuvMyMedic3ID at 11:11 AM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • It may never happen again, you know, now that you've published it!

    As long as dipes are good, not a problem. They know what they need, better than we do a lot of the time!

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:26 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • i agree

    Answer by san78 at 2:18 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • have a good nightI got mad when a nurse was trying to wake my daughter for a feeding. Babies know when they're hungry, wet, dirty, etc. They will let you know. I just look for hunger cues. I firmly believe you never wake a sleeping baby. Count your blessings.


    Answer by bseastrand at 10:44 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

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