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    Default do u wake your baby to have a bottle?

    my 1 week old sleeps ALOT i had to wake her after 4 hrs this afternoon to give her a bottle. it has now been 4 hrs since her last bottle and she is still sleeping not even looking like waking I know newborns have to eat so do I go wake her to have a bottle or not??
    I never had this problem with my son could have set your click to him waking for feeds

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    I would after 4hrs

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    Never had this problem myself but from what I understand it's a 50/50 split as to waking or not. I am a big believer in letting bub take the lead they will not starve themselves but always when in doubt call you doc or MHN

    Sorry not much help :s

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    Hell no!!! I had a bad sleeper as a newborn so I'd take what I could get. Bub's tummy will wake her when she gets hungry. If she's gaining weight well and plenty of wet nappies, no need to worry.

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    During the day I woke mine but at night no way. In hospital my middie suggested doing that to help bubby get her days and nights sorted.

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    Personally I would never wake a sleeping baby for a feed unless there was a medical reason (low weight, sick etc)

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    During the day yes, night no.

    If they slept past feeding time, so be it but if one woke they all got fed.

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    My dd frequently went 4 - 5 hours between daytime feeds as a little bub. She'd cram in heaps in the evening to make up for it. I didn't wake her unless we had to go out (eg. kinder pickup).

    My ds slept a lot as a newborn & took forever to feed each time, but he had severe jaundice & despite 2 full days (& nights) under lights was still drowsy for another week or two after that. As milk helps flush out the toxins from jaundice it was important that I woke him for feeds and 4 hours was my limit with him.

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    I have never woken my babies for a feed.

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    Never woke DS for a feed.


 

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