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So my little guy STTN the last 2 nights YAY!!! But I am unsure if this is good or not.
Before he only woke once to eat. Well he was born small (4lbs 3 oz) and early. Well He is about 9 pounds now at 3 months old. For the first 8 weeks he was gaining about 1/2 a week on BM fortified to 24 calories. Then I switched to 22 calories formula and he only gained 10 OZ in 4 weeks. I am now making the formula 24 calories.
I wonder if I should let him sleep through the night or if I should wake him up once to eat.
He stirs sometimes and still has his eyes closed, I give him his pacifier and he is back to sleep in no time. I figure he is tired and if he is hungry he will stay awake or cry to eat.
We go back to the doctor on the 18th so I'll ask then.
I think it all depends on his weight. If he is gaining weight at a steady pace and following his curve then you're probably okay. But if he slows down too much or his curve dips then you're in trouble.
I honestly would give your doctor a call today or tomorrow and let them know what is going on. They may want you to do a weight check at the end of the week. That will give you a week's worth of time to see how the schedule affects him. He may end up switching to eating more often during the day and eating larger amounts. So, keep a record as well showing that.
'Scuse the bad typing, please. 'Breast is Best' but not when browsing the internet!
Ellianna sttn generally. She will go from 9 or 10 p.m. until 7 without eating. She was born 7 lbs 2 ounces and is now a little over 13 pounds. Weight gain is rally supposed to slow down. Generally double weight by 4 months and only triple by 12 months.