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So I'm a little freaked. We got home Friday and the two nights we've been home she slept 6 hours straight each night. Not complaining but isn't she a little young to sleep this long? She's formula fed. Fri night I let her do it, dr yesterday said to wake her every 4 hours to feed. Last night I set my alarms wrong and dost wake to feedher or take my pain med. dr said he's happy with how much she's eating and her weight. All the drs at the hospital said she was perfect. I'm still worried something is wrong lol. I know babies sleep a lot but geez. My oldest was an awesome sleeper but still woke every 4 hours to eat and she didn't start sleeping that long till about 6-7 weeks.
I would guess it is because she is still new and probably still adjusting. I would let her go for now, but that is just me, unless you are concerned that she is not getting enough. She may start to wake more in the next couple of days.
Toren was really sleepy the first week or two. I would let her sleep. Toren went an 8 hour stretch around his second day home from the hospital. I decided 8 hours was long enough and woke him up to eat. He was not interested. I tried tickling his neck, back and feet, a cool wet wash cloth and jingling loud car keys to get him to wake up to nurse. He was sooo sleepy! I believe he slept maybe another hour before FINALLY waking up and having a good meal. He's not malnourished or petite by any means. A few extra hours of R&R (rest and relaxation) for mommy and baby isn't going to hurt anything at all.
I'd wake her to eat but that's what my dr told me to do so I usually do what my dr says. Although I'm a bit jealous, I've never had to wake my kids to eat, they always wake up way before I'm ready to eat.
Christian who is 4 months old still won't sleep for 5 straight hours.
Thanks everyone The majority of people I talk to say let her sleep, so I think for my own peace of mind I'm going to do what the Dr. says for a FEW nights and then gradually let her sleep longer if she wants!