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1 week old BF DD2 only waking once in night for a feed.

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insertwittynicknameHERE Thu 06-Aug-09 07:54:16

Should I wake her more often? DD1 woke almost every hour on the hour for about 8 weeks so I don't know if this is normal.

DD2 does seem to sleep a lot more than DD1, but come 6pm is feeding like a trooper until we go to bed around midnight. Then she only wakes once at about 4am for a feed.

Sayyesmummy Thu 06-Aug-09 08:01:03

No expert here but I'd just say that if she is cluster feeding before bed she is getting what she needs?! Sounds right to me & also sounds pretty nice for you!

insertwittynicknameHERE Thu 06-Aug-09 08:03:38

Thanks grin

I just worry that DD2 isn't getting enough of what she needs IYSWIM.

It is really nice for me, I am enjoying having a newborn so much more the second time around (not that I didn't enjoy DD1 but it was hard work lol)

belgo Thu 06-Aug-09 08:06:20

Congratulations on the birth of your dd!

Is she putting on weight, making plenty of wet and pooey nappies? If so, I wouldn't worry too much, enjoy it while it lasts!

insertwittynicknameHERE Thu 06-Aug-09 08:14:53

Yes she is putting on weight, she only lost an ounce and a half by day 4 and had put half an ounce back on by 5. We get lots of wet and a couple of dirty nappies a day.

So I shouldn't worry, it just seems a little too easy that she is only waking once lol.

belgo Thu 06-Aug-09 08:30:35

So she's sleeping about four hours in a row? That isn't that exceptional, I've heard of some newborns sleeping 8 or 10 hours in a row, and that doesn't sound right to me.

Hopefully she will carry on sleeping well!

puffylovett Thu 06-Aug-09 08:33:24

sounds OK to me ? just monitor and see how you go... DS only bfed at 11pm and 4am from the day he was born until he was 6 months.

insertwittynicknameHERE Thu 06-Aug-09 08:43:03

I know it's not exceptional, I was just going from my experience with DD1 who fed pretty much constantly (on the hour for about 40 minutes) all night long. I had got myself ready for this with DD2 and find myself lying awake waiting for her to wake up lol.

I think it is because I am just not used to it lol.

notsoteenagemum Thu 06-Aug-09 08:47:06

Congratulations, and don't worrysmile
Ds slept from 10 until 6 from about 8 days old, completely different to dd who was nocturnal, it does throw you but you soon learn to enjoy the good nights sleep!

OurLadyOfPerpetualSupper Thu 06-Aug-09 08:56:03

It's a long time ago for me now, so current advice may differ, but my DD who was my second child was just like yours sounds.
I too fretted over waking her, but by about five weeks she was stirring at 5 am, and would go back to sleep if I patted her tummy. She slept through by about 6 weeks.
Mind you, she was 11lb 12oz, so I never felt she'd waste away!

peppapighastakenovermylife Thu 06-Aug-09 09:40:54

She isnt going for too long a period though really is she. As long as she is clearly getting enough milk which it sounds like she is a 4 hour stretch although fantastic and enviable is still normal?

Not to put a dampener on it...both my DC's were like this - I remember telling the midwife how fab it was the first time around. They would cluster feed at night, go down at about 11, wake for a feed at 3 and then another at 7.

It changed lol. They kind of woke up a bit in themselves and fed every 2 hours around the clock instead grin

Congratulations on your daughter smile

LeninGrad Thu 06-Aug-09 10:02:55

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rachels103 Thu 06-Aug-09 14:53:19

peppa...wish I hadn't read your post. My ds2 is doing the exact same thing as the OP and I've been counting my lucky stars. Now I hear that it might not last sad

Love your name btw!

CillySunt Thu 06-Aug-09 15:15:51

Let sleeping babies sleep grin contgrats btw.

peppapighastakenovermylife Thu 06-Aug-09 20:53:39

I am sorry rachels103 I really am lol grin

Fingers crossed you may just have a fab sleeper...and every good night is positive!

Am debating changing name to 'wonderpetshavetakenovermylife' as peppa has been relegated. How fickle 3 year olds are....

Whats that? An animal in trouble? This is serious! What we going to do? We got to help him! Quick to the fly boat.

peppa pours self more wine

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