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How long should I let him sleep?

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Trinaj Wed 22-Aug-07 19:28:02

My ds2 is now feeding quite well, feeds every 1 - 3 hours during the day.
He seems to often have a late night feed then sleeps really well. Should I let him be, and let him sleep til he wakes or wake him to feed - if so how often?

RGPargy Wed 22-Aug-07 19:30:34

I'm sure if he has a good late night feed there is no need to wake him for another? If he's hungry he will wake!

Oh, having said that, i should ask his age really!

Trinaj Wed 22-Aug-07 19:32:08

He's only 8 days! But I really don't want to wake him if the's getting into the habbit of sleeping well already.

Tanee58 Wed 22-Aug-07 19:34:07

I always believed in going with dd's rhythm - when they are hungry, they will let you know! In the meantime, you get some really valuable rest !

They only time I worried about dd sleeping too long was when she was 3 days old and jaundiced. If your ds is older, then let him dictate when he feeds next (as you can tell, I was hopeless as a 'routine' mother.

RGPargy Wed 22-Aug-07 19:35:00

8 days?!! Oh blimey!! Well erm... i really wouldn't know then i'm afraid. I have forgotten all knowledge of feeding babies, but i will no doubt be posting on here asking teh same questions when my DD is born!

Tanee58 Wed 22-Aug-07 19:35:25

If he's 8 days and already sleeping through, lucky you! How long does he sleep for if you don't wake him?

My3Girls Wed 22-Aug-07 19:42:50

DD3 has always slept through the night from day one but I used to have to set my alarm to get her up for a feed. This is because I was BF at the time and she was losing weight drastically this was my reason for it. Now at 11 weeks she is formula fed, goes down at 9pm and wakes at 5/6 am.

You should do what you feel is right. TBH if he is gaining weight I wouldn't worry

Trinaj Wed 22-Aug-07 19:44:32

Will find out if he's gaining weight tomorrow.
He'll sleep for a max 4-6 hrs if left.

tiktok Wed 22-Aug-07 20:21:01

Trina, it's very unusual though not unknown for an 8 day old to sleep for a long time....he may of course be fine

You need to check he is pooing several times a day (it's a sign he's feeding well) and that his weight is within normal limits. If those aspects are fine, and he seems healthy and happy, and you are comfortable too (soreness if you are bf is a sign milk removal may not be the best), and the midwife says all is ok....then enjoy

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