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16 day old newborn sleeps from 9pm to 2am+ should I wake her for a feed?

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milibear Mon 05-Sep-11 13:29:13

I am BF DD. She seems to feed A LOT during the day/early evening.
Should I leave her to wake on her own? The last couple of nights I have been waking her and BF.

iloveholidays Mon 05-Sep-11 15:12:30

If she's putting on weight, has plenty of wet and dirty nappies then I would say let her sleep.


Harecare Mon 05-Sep-11 15:14:11

Never wake a sleeping baby!!! Make the most of it and don't worry.

cantmakecarrotcake Mon 05-Sep-11 15:27:54

Agree with the above. If she's gaining weight ok and producing the right nappies then enjoy it!

Feeding a lot in the early evening (cluster feeding) is kind of 'tanking-up' for nighttime, so I don't think 5 hrs is too long after all that milk. She should tell you when she's hungry.

cheekyginger Mon 05-Sep-11 15:31:46

Welcome to mummyhood,

As long as your LO isnt jaundice i would leave her to wake herself during the night. Jaundice babies need to be fed every 6 hours as they are often too sleepy to wake for a feed by themselves.

Fingers crossed you are heading for a dream baby that will stockpile in the evening and sleep through the night from a young age!!

Zimm Mon 05-Sep-11 15:45:52

DD did this 9.30pm - 3.30am from about 3 weeks. She stockpiled from 6.00pm -9.00pm to make this happen! It's fine as long as you have the nappies and weight gain. Enjoy it.

mamsnet Mon 05-Sep-11 15:52:03

Same as others have said. HAving tanked up she's probably fine.

Enjoy it until she changes her mind! wink

lilham Mon 05-Sep-11 15:53:09

Yes when my DD was jaundiced I was told to feed every 3 hour. The hospital actually rang my room phone to wake me up for feeds. says about 10-12 feeds a day for a newborn. Just make sure your LO is feeding frequently during the day.

So in your case I think go by weight gain and dirty and wet nappies. But I won't shy from waking her up during the day for feeds.

RitaMorgan Mon 05-Sep-11 16:25:46

If she's feeding lots (like at least 10 times) the rest of the time then I'd let her sleep. My ds was very jaundiced and sleepy at first and I had to wake him to feed every 2 hours day and night, but once he regained his birthweight and was asking for feeds at least every 2 hours in the day, I left him to sleep as long as he wanted at night.

Jojay Mon 05-Sep-11 16:27:53

My twins were in scbu and even there they let them go 5hrs at night. Enjoy it while you can.

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