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    Default When is it ok not to wake for a feed?

    DD2 is only 3 weeks, supply is going ok so far, but wondering at what age are bubs ok to sleep for hours on end without being woken for a feed? Can I trust in her to wake when she needs it and let her sleep without damaging my supply? I'm lacking sleep so its tempting to let bub go longer than usual as she takes hours to resettle if I wake her (was up from 1:30 to 5:30 last night).

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    I wouldn't wake her overnight. But I would keep an eye on how long in between feeds during the day. I demand fed but also offered the breast if but went longer than 3 hrs in between feeds during the day. Good luck!

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    My little guy has been having a 5 hour sleep since 2 weeks and I was super worried. In speaking to karitime and the community nurse and a mid wife, as long as they are putting on weight, weeing and pooing leave them be. We feed every two hrs during the day.

    Hope that helps and enjoy your sleep

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    Well she just slept from 7pm to 1:30 am, wow! I got a few hrs sleep and dozed the rest as she was quite noisy in her sleep for the last 3 hours (still can't bring myself to put bassinette in a separate room to us). We're now having a good feed and will see how wet nappies go over the next 24 hours - thanks!

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    OMG I wish my little one would sleep that long! I'm with everyone else as long as you're getting the wet nappies and bubs is putting on weight it's all good!

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    I believe as long as they are an otherwise healthy baby, once they have regained their birth weight you can let them demand feed overnight.

    Personally I woke DS during the day in the early weeks so he didn't go longer than 3 hours to help with getting night and day sorted out.

    Enjoy the long sleeps while you can, it may not last. Mine didn't
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