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remind me ... frequency of feeds at 1 month old

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Miaou Fri 24-Aug-07 17:56:02

ds2 is now 1 month (where did the time go??) and generally feeds every three hours (day and night, though occasionally goes four during the night). However he would, if I let him, go more than 3 hours during the day, when in a deep sleep. I have been waking him after 3 hours as I don't want him to "make up" for it during the night but wonder if I should just let him follow his own course?

any advice peeps? hope this makes sense!

Miaou Fri 24-Aug-07 19:01:28

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EscapeFrom Fri 24-Aug-07 19:13:34

If I were you (Hello BTW, it's cold itz) I would leave him and see. every 3 hours is really good, though./

Miaou Fri 24-Aug-07 19:30:29

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I was just wondering last night where you were!!! Hello!! smile

compared to ds1 i am getting an easy ride here i must say ... just want to be sure he's getting enough reaaly

Miaou Fri 24-Aug-07 20:26:34

anyone else any thoughts?

absandme Fri 24-Aug-07 23:51:19

some people like to wake babies to feed them, my girl could never be woken although in the early days she was a little jaundice & this can make them sleepy, or so I was told! I just think she takes after me & doesn't like being woken!

you could always try letting him sleep and keep an eye on wet nappies, poos, alertness that kinda thing. I fed on demand & didn't know what time of day or night it was half the time but I do know my LO fed more often than 3 hours, your ds2 sounds like my mates baby feeding every 3 hours. They are all different afterall.

do what you feel is right for you, not sure if this helped? I think I might stop wafflin now!!

Well done you for getting through month one though!

p.s what does bump mean, I've seen it written a few times?

bramblina Sat 25-Aug-07 00:34:02

Hi Miaou, ditto- where did that time go???
I fed ds on demand and he got himself in to a good routine, he really was a good baby. A friend had a baby a week after me and would wake him at 11 for a (formula) dreamfeed. My view was as she had a dd to get up for school I could see her reasoning- I had nothing other to do than the norm so was happy to feed at 5am or whatever and just let him wake when he wanted. Plus bf so quite a different situ anyway. I also got the first 3 full nights sleep at 8 wks whereas with having a dreamfeed she would never have known when that would have happened!
What I mean is it depends on your situation, and I can imagine with having 3 other dcs you really could do with a good, full (or nearasdammit!) night's sleep! So maybe you're right in waking him in the day. Or- how about suck it and see? (Oooh sorry about that!!!blush) Let him sleep on in the day and feed on demand, then see if you have a better or worse night? He's so young it won't make any difference if you don't like his suggestion!

I do think 3 hours sounds good though, I've known a good few babies on 2 hourly feeds at this age!

bramblina Sat 25-Aug-07 00:35:47

PS I really didn't like waking ds either so was happy to let him go for it!

(absandme bump is simply a word to write in order to post the message and get it back up the list of active conversations.smile)

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