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I've been posting a lot. I try to find stuff online but I guess I would rather just hear it from you guys...I trust other Mommies on here like they were doctors or something ha ha JK.
Anyway, my Lac. Cons. said to wake baby every 3 hours if he hasn't eaten, well my baby hardly ever wakes up after 3 hours. I still get my 8-12 feedings in because sometimes he does only wait for 1 or 2 hours...but like tonight he went 4.5 hours. How long should I continue to wake him up? Especially in the middle of the night. I would be worried if he slept for like 6 or 7 hours at this point, but is 4 or 5 hours bad if it's just one stretch a day that long?
I never woke Cherie to eat, and if he's not having weight issues I don't know why you would. My dr told me not to listen to the nurses in the hospital, as long as she's healthy let her sleep. She's slept a 4-5 hour stretch at night since she was born, and often would take a nap that long during the day and we never had problems.
I agree..if there's no weight issues and plenty of wet and poopy diapers then let baby sleep. Even at 1 day old Maddie was having at least one or two 4 hour stretches without eating. I'm also from the school of thought that you don't wake a sleeping baby (unless there's a medical reason).
Keep asking the questions Brooke, chances are many other mama's are thinking the same thing and hoping somebody posts it.
Thanks girls! I might get to sleep a little more restfully now. He still wakes about every 2-4 hours at night...but around the 3 hour mark I'm getting out of bed because my body gets worried he's not alright sleeping through a feeding. Hopefully tonight will be a good night because he's been up quite a bit today...Probably wishful thinking lol
During the day I don't let him go more than 3-4 hrs, but at night my ped. said just to let him sleep and not wake him. It's way too much work to get him back to sleep I wouldn't even attempt to feed him.
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