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t3al0v3r Mon 29-Jun-20 17:01:55

My DS has just turned 8 weeks old and is starting to sleep longer. As a result of this he's Sometimes going 4-5 hours between feeds.

Is this ok? Should I leave him to sleep or should I wake him so he's not going so long between each feed?

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dementedpixie Mon 29-Jun-20 17:12:26

daytime or nighttime? I wouldn't go more than 3-4 hours during the day. Night time I'd leave to sleep as long as weight gain was good

t3al0v3r Mon 29-Jun-20 21:24:19

He seems to have longer naps during the day. I'm a FTM and have always been told to not wake a sleeping baby. So wasn't entirely sure.

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dementedpixie Mon 29-Jun-20 21:30:17

You don't really want him to sleep more in the day than at night though. It's up to you really but I did sometimes wake mine if they had been asleep too long

Chevron17 Thu 02-Jul-20 11:50:57

When my daughter was under 3months, I didn’t let her go for more than 4 hours during the day without a feed, I would wake her if needed, at night I would let her sleep for as long as she wanted.
It was my midwife that said not to let her go for more than 4 hours during the day without feeding.
After 3 months it wasn’t an issue anymore as she doesn’t sleep anymore!

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