I keep reading about other breastfed babies waking to eat frequently through the night or constantly eating most of the night. My daughter does not do this! Should I wake my 10 week old? As in is it too long of a stretch at night? She will typically nurse to sleep or finish nursing and fall asleep jn my arms but then i can lay her down next to me usually between 10 to 12 pm. Then she sleeps until 4 am to 6-6:30 am almost always hitting the 6 hour mark occasionally a bit shorter and never going more than 7 hours. I am a SAHM so during the day she nurses completely on demand and exclusively. From about 2 to 3 hours before the time she goes to sleep she constantly nurses (right now). We bed share so she is right next to me and could nurse but she sleeps. Her diapers are great (easily 6 a day probably closer to 9 or 10)and her weight is of no concern (don't know her exact weight but she is at least 10lbs and was 6lbs at her lowest born at 6lbs 11oz, csection baby). I just keep reading about breasted babies eating constantly or frequently during the night. Occasionally (due to a slight over supply) I've felt engorged during the night and have attempted to nurse her but she wants to sleep, should I make more of an effort to actually fully wake her and feed her or let her sleep? I only breasted my 1st daughter for 3 weeks then it was formula she was a horrible sleeper and never "slept through the night" until she was well over a year old (really not even until she was 2 almost 3), at this age she ate every 3 hours... So this is so different for me!
Edited for typos... Sorry mobile, gotta love autocorrect!
on Feb. 14, 2013 at 11:14 PM