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    Default Bf newborn goes longer during day without feed?

    Hi ladies,

    My DS is only almost 2 weeks old, so of course I don't expect him to have a routine.
    However I have noticed he will have 2 3-4 hours sleeps during the day/evening and then wake for a feed etc.

    But overnight he usually only goes 1-2 hours and then wakes for a feed.

    Im not looking to change anything, i just can't remember what my DD did (she's now 2)
    Just wondering it this is typical of new borns & its not that he's mixed up his days/nights or something.

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    Very normal for a newborn- they don't really know the difference between day and night. You can try to offer a feed every 2 hours during the day and see if that makes a difference to the nights- It might take a few days to "reset" his cycles iykwim. It did work for my DD2.

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    I have no idea but mine does the same, he's five weeks tomorrow. During the day his feeding is unpredictable but he definitely can go longer stretches, at night it's always no more than 2hours and sometimes less. Soooooo tired!

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    I kind of like the long sleeps during the day so that I can get housework done.
    I have a 2 year old so I get time with her at least

    I guess it will just all fall into place - I tend to over think everything with a new baby lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Very normal for a newborn- they don't really know the difference between day and night. You can try to offer a feed every 2 hours during the day and see if that makes a difference to the nights- It might take a few days to "reset" his cycles iykwim. It did work for my DD2.
    This - worked for me too!

    Although OP if you don't mind the night wakings and are enjoying the time with your older DD, I'd leave it. As they get a bit older, it becomes more of a juggling act dividing your time between both kids!

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