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Too long between feeds at night?

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JuniorH Thu 16-Jul-09 21:38:55

Hi everyone! Hope you can help.

I'm worried about my DD (5 weeks) going too long between feeds at night. She is formula fed and has gone as long as 6-8 hours at night. I don't tend to wake for feeds (didn't with my son either) but I'm worried she could get dehydrated by feeding so little. One night she went from 7pm until 3am just having 1oz at 9pm as an attempted dream feed!

She's taking 4-5oz every 3-4 hours in the day so I realise she is having enough milk over all but I'm worried about her fluid inake if that makes sense?

Hope someone has some advice!


CramItUpYourCramHole Thu 16-Jul-09 21:45:00

just ask your HV at next visit if worried,

I think they go into different feeding patterns, and she will switch when she has another growth spurt.

CramItUpYourCramHole Thu 16-Jul-09 21:45:34

if she is weeing and pooing, and gaining weight, then don't worry! smile

JuniorH Fri 17-Jul-09 14:00:08

Thanks! Yeah I meant to say nappies all present and correct, and her weight seems ok too. Just worried about dehydrating, not sure how quickly they can dehydrate.

(I have a 7yo, I should know what I'm doing but apparently not!)


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