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How long to leave 4 week old between feeds

(6 Posts)
PinglePongle Wed 24-Apr-13 13:51:42

Hi All

My baby is 4 weeks old now, for the last 2 weeks she has been sleeping 11pm-9am waking every 2.5-3hours for feeds which I am really pleased with

The last few nights she has gone 4.5 hours from the an 11pm feed - how long should I be leaving it before waking her up for the feed?

PinglePongle Wed 24-Apr-13 13:52:33

forgot to add that she is breastfed but sometimes has 1 bottle of formula at night if I fancy a drink and havn't had chance to express

Lurksome Wed 24-Apr-13 13:59:15

I'd say don't wake unless there is a medical reason to??

monsterchild Wed 24-Apr-13 14:00:20

That sounds like what my ds did at that age. I just feed him if he's hungry!

wellieboots Wed 24-Apr-13 14:00:54

Congrats on your baby smile The name of the game is to feed on demand, provided you're getting enough wet nappies so you know she's getting enough. As a rough guide, minimum 6-8 feeds across 24 hours. I was told that as long as you are feeding on demand and at least that many feeds overall, if they want to give you a longer stretch at night, then let them!

wellieboots Wed 24-Apr-13 14:02:45

other thing I should have said - if hes hungry, hell wake up! just enjoy the extra sleepwink

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