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Should I be waking him?

Posted by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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DS is 1 week old, EBF and doing great. He was 7 lbs 5 oz at birth, c-section and uncircumcised. His diaper count is great and as of Monday he was only 2 oz below his birth weight so he is probably back to it now. He was down to 6 lbs 13 oz when we were discharged on Fri.

During the day he eats every 2-3 hours but I have been waking him up every 4 hours at night to eat. He is a great sleeper and I'd like to stretch out those feedings but I want to make sure he is still getting enough. Is it okay to go for longer stretches at night? How long can he go?


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by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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JoyfulMommy1221
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 11:58 AM
I never woke my dd. I fed on demand and she would occasionally sleep 7 hours at night. Most nights it was 4 hours. My dd is 2 now =)
gdiamante
by Gina on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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As long as he wants. No waking UNLESS baby's not making dipes.

eema.gray
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM

When he wakes up, feed him.  Don't force him to wake up.  Don't try to make go longer than he wants between feedings at night.  When babies are older (like around 4 or 6 months old) you can **encourage** a routine and pattern but babies are pretty stubborn little creatures and if they want to nurse every 2 hours over night, it's pretty hard to convince them otherwise.

shelley11709
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:21 PM
As long as diaper count stays on target then let that baby sleep!
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melindabelcher
by mel on Apr. 25, 2012 at 12:21 PM
No need to wake! Sounds like hes doing great!
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maggiemom2000
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 5:09 PM


Quoting shelley11709:

As long as diaper count stays on target then let that baby sleep!

yup!

catholicmamamia
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 6:21 PM

If diapers are good, you're good.. :o) 



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Gruntlings
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Don't wake a sleeping baby unless there's a weight or diaper issue or unless baby has a special health concern.

Or unless your breasts are going to explode. I'm a big believer in mom's right to wake baby if the milk overfloweth.

starburst1680
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Lol, I may have that problem. We'll see tonight :-)

Quoting Gruntlings:

Don't wake a sleeping baby unless there's a weight or diaper issue or unless baby has a special health concern.

Or unless your breasts are going to explode. I'm a big believer in mom's right to wake baby if the milk overfloweth.



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LindseyLou531
by on Apr. 25, 2012 at 9:23 PM

If baby's sleeping, Mamma can sleep!!  The more rest you get, the more successful BFing will be as well. I promise, baby will wake up when he's hungry!

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