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18 day old DS slept for 7 hours last night on one feed!!! Advice please!!

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SamsMommyXXX Wed 31-Oct-12 10:19:37

Subject says it all. DS slept from 19:30 till 2:00. I went to bed early expecting him to wake me around 22:00 for a feed but he didn't!! Feel so guilty for not realising!! Is this a bad thing?

I know people will say I'm lucky that he slept for that long but my midwife said to wake them for feeds and I didn't realise!!

Thanks xxxxx

willyoulistentome Wed 31-Oct-12 10:24:23


tiktok Wed 31-Oct-12 10:32:52

As a one off in a healthy, thriving baby, it's not an issue.

A baby of this age usually wants to feed v. often, and if he is not, then there might be something going can check with your HV smile

LoosingBattle Wed 31-Oct-12 10:51:22

Dd was 10 week early so very tiny at 8 weeks when she first slept 12 hours! By chance she had an appointment with her consultant the next day so asked him if I should be wakening her to feed, he said def not just enjoy it as long as she kept putting on weight. She did and 3 years later I could count on one hand the nights she didn't sleep 12 hours.

Some0ne Wed 31-Oct-12 11:37:25

The usual advice is to allow them a 6 hour stretch at night before waking them. I wouldn't worry about a 7 hour stretch.

The one piece of advice I'd offer is to make sure you wake them for a feed at 10 or 11, so as they get older their long stretch of sleep coincides with yours! We didn't do that with DD and she fed at 4am till she was nearly 2 (I know, I know, bad parents!) but we woke DS for a dreamfeed every night at about 10:30 and it meant he went through till the morning then, so we had much better sleep and his whole babyhood has been much less exhausting than DD's.

SamsMommyXXX Wed 31-Oct-12 13:10:25

Thanks for the advice. He is a big baby too so I was surprised he went so long!!

Ra88 Wed 31-Oct-12 13:43:45

My dd slept from 9pm till 9am from 3 weeks ! And she is now a 3.5y crazy girl !

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