in this past week, there have been a few nights when my 9 week old dd has gone upto 9 hours without a feed. Is this ok at such a young age?
What usually happens is - I feed her at 6.30pm before bedtime. She then wakes herself at around. 12.30/1.30am and again at about 4am. So the longest gap was about 6 hours. But there have now been a couple of nights(the last 2 nights)where she has slept through to 3-4 am. Actually last night we woke her up at 4.10am as I was concerned about the 10hours gap!
Should I carry on letting her wake for her feeds or is she still too little?
mads1, same thing happening with dd (12 weeks) i find she makes up 4 it by having a progressively shorter feeding intervals through the day, and then cluster feeding(more or less non stop) between 5.30 and 8, the she drops off till 5/6 We are getting a weigh in this week
thanks for your responses. My instincts are telling me this is fine. Just wanted to know if anyone knew otherwise.
Have thought about dream feeds but scared it will break her big chunk of sleep and that she'll then feed every 3-4 hours after. Also, I did try it once and she fully woke, was sick every where and pooed! Didn't exactley go to plan !!
Don't wake her. Assuming she was a good weight at birth and has continued to gain, is alert and content during the day, producing frequent wet/dirty nappies, etc, etc, let her - and you! - get the sleep.
She is regulating her own intake. Be guided by her and trust your own instincts. No need for a 'dream feed' which, as you say, may well backfire anyway!