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Night feeding times advice please

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Crossandratty Thu 25-Oct-12 13:46:37

My DD is 5 weeks and 13lb. I've neen setting my alarm for every 4-5 hours in the night but I always have to wake her. She feeds a LOT during the day (I'm bf-ing). Can I leave her longer than this at this age?? Let her go a bit longer?

runnervt Thu 25-Oct-12 13:54:07

I would just make the most of the quiet and sleep. Just leave her and feed her when she wakes. Congratulations in your DD!

PebblePots Thu 25-Oct-12 14:07:39

Goodness me, yes leave her asleep, lucky you. Stocking up on milk during day & sleeping through the night is what you want to encourage.

Only generally need to wake them to feed if there's concerns about low weight.

helsybells Fri 26-Oct-12 18:52:27

God I am so jealous. My 5 week old wakes every 2-3 hours and takes an hour to feed and resettle. Some babies naturally try to sleep through from early on. I would wait for her to wake and you could always try "tanking up" if you're worried she's not getting enough. I.e. doing 2 or 3 feeds at 2 hour intervals before final feed at 10/11pm?

AnnaLiza Fri 26-Oct-12 19:17:38

I'm told that it's ok to sleep them through the night once they've regained their birth weight
HTH wink

AnnaLiza Fri 26-Oct-12 19:18:10

*to let them sleep through the night

feekerry Fri 26-Oct-12 20:27:55

Seriously leave baby to sleep and enjoy!!!

KatAndKit Sat 27-Oct-12 13:06:04

Get rid of that alarm clock and enjoy the sleep!

Crossandratty Sat 27-Oct-12 14:04:20

Woohoo! I won't wake her then. She's putting on a huge amount of weight (already 13.5lb) so I guess she knows what she's doing, even though I don't!

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