Just looking for some opinions here. I have a 3 wk old DD who loves sleeping! We have been given mixed advice on whether or not to wake her for feeds. Some say never wake a sleeping baby (she wakes herself within 4-5 hrs of a feed), others say that's too long for a new baby to sleep as we should wake her every 3 hrs to feed. She was weighed today and has gained 500grams since birth. We are mix feeding so by the time she feeds on both breasts, has her formula top up and we change her nappy its often 1.5-2 hrs before she settles back to sleep. I hate waking her just an hour later.
What do you think? Would you wake her 3hrly or stretch it out to 4 or just let her wake herself for feeds (up to 5 hrs after she last woke)?