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6 week old going 9 hours at night - breastfeed.

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Divvy Wed 10-Sep-08 13:23:10

It may not even continue, but if it does, can it affect my milk supply?

He is cluster feeding, before he finaly stops and goes sleep. During the day he jsut feeds from one breast per feed, but at night before long sleep, he has both, maybe even a few times each. This is good for me, as I feel comfy - breast wise - for the night.

Not engored in the morning, just full.

Is this ok?

pushchair Wed 10-Sep-08 15:06:04

No expert and DD3 now 2 but my DD2 slept 7-8 hours at night from early stage and I would sometimes wake up soaking. I just worried about her being hungry and was tempted to wake her up sometimes. HV said it was OK though and she thrived. If you are worried ask HV and check her weight. Your milk supply will adjust. More experts probably along soon to advise better than me.

madmouse Wed 10-Sep-08 15:10:44

He will drink more during the day and your boobs will get used to that. He will get what he needs and cluster feeding is a good way to do so. Only worry if he does not gain weight, but he would not sleep like that if hungry!

Divvy Wed 10-Sep-08 15:31:43

Had him weighed today for his 6 week check and he has gone from 11 lb 12oz to 12 lb 6 oz in 1 week, so no worries with that.

In the daytime, he is going every 2-3 hours

Just wish he would sleep quietly at night, as he grunts/snorts alot! hmm

poppy34 Wed 10-Sep-08 17:57:27

lucky you - the grunting snorting does seem to get better..dd lot quieter now at 10 weeks

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