+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Vic
    Posts
    1,056
    Thanks
    836
    Thanked
    776
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default 13w old, four feeds a day?

    DD is 13w old and ebf. She usually feeds (both sides) at roughly 7am, 10.30-11, 2, 6 and 9pm. Feeding on demand, and jet bedtime is around 7. For the last few nights she has been sleeping straight through and missing the last feed. She sleeps through until 7am, which sounds perfect, but I'm worried that four feeds a day isn't enough at 13w old.
    I tried a dream feed last night but she didn't wake up enough to feed. I would need to take her nappy off to wake her enough to feed i think.
    She has her 3 month weigh in tomorrow to check that she's still doing OK with her weight. She has been on 50th percentile since birth.
    What do you think- should I let her sleep through, or wake her up to feed?
    Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    2,969
    Thanks
    3,594
    Thanked
    892
    Reviews
    15
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    If she's happy, healthy, gaining weight and having dirty nappies I would leave her and enjoy the sleeps!

  3. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to smallpotatoes For This Useful Post:

    binnielici  (16-06-2016),SJ565  (15-06-2016)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    100
    Thanks
    61
    Thanked
    56
    Reviews
    0
    I never woke up my newborn to feed. She was perfectly healthy & on track developmentally. She's grown into a toddler with a small appetite. That's just her 'normal'. I wouldn't worry if baby seems ok from all other indicators.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to YeahYeahYeah For This Useful Post:

    SJ565  (15-06-2016)

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    6,869
    Thanks
    4,776
    Thanked
    4,210
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    nappy output and weight gain are the only reliable and quantifiable signs you can go with. as long as she's not losing weight/weight has plateaued I'd say she should be on track. the main concern would be your supply diminishing given she appears to have dropped the 9pm feed and you're going 12 hours without feeding.

    if it were me, I'd get bubs checked out to rule out any problems that may be causing them to sleep through and to check she's gaining weight. if those two things are fine, I wouldn't worry about it and enjoy the extra sleep she's giving you!!

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to turquoisecoast For This Useful Post:

    SJ565  (15-06-2016)

  8. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    321
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked
    97
    Reviews
    0
    I've been going through the exact same thing! My 13 week old had been sleeping through since 10 weeks from 6pm till 8am! No feeds at all! She then feeds demand but it's really only about 4 times a day. She has wet nappies and is happy and healthy never cried. She has gained weight but sort of slow so nurse said to keep an eye on her weight gain. My supply has dropped a bit so will be baking some lactation cookies as I find it quite low during the afternoon feeds

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to maco For This Useful Post:

    SJ565  (16-06-2016)

  10. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    2,729
    Thanks
    1,522
    Thanked
    1,959
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    It's unusual BUT output and weight gain are what matter.
    There's no way my bubs would have been efficient enough to have only 4 feeds at that age, but my storage capacity would have allowed for it (can store about 200ml per boob).

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Renn For This Useful Post:

    SJ565  (16-06-2016)

  12. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    London
    Posts
    316
    Thanks
    111
    Thanked
    117
    Reviews
    0
    My DS started doing this at 12/13 weeks and then the 4 month sleep regression hit hard and he was back to having 2 feeds overnight!

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to michellead For This Useful Post:

    SJ565  (16-06-2016)

  14. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    41
    Thanks
    55
    Thanked
    23
    Reviews
    0
    DS2 did this around 11/12 weeks and sleeping 7 till 8. He was having fantastic gains went from 25 to 75 percentile so I just let him be. He also dropped to just morning and night feed pretty early too. He is now 17 months and a big boy who is happy and healthy and sleeps like a dream. If it's working I say go for it.

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to sproutx3 For This Useful Post:

    SJ565  (16-06-2016)


 

Similar Threads

  1. How many feeds - 15 months old
    By Emmi in forum Breastfeeding Support
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 24-05-2016, 21:40
  2. Newborn, how long between feeds?
    By dollypops in forum Breastfeeding Support
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 20-08-2015, 11:11
  3. What order did your baby drop feeds?
    By shani2 in forum Breastfeeding Support
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 15-08-2015, 13:38

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Tambo Teddies
Visit our online store and select your individually handmade natural sheepskin teddy bear. Our soft and loveable bears come in a range of styles and colours. Created in Outback Queensland each bear is unique individual. 100% Australian made!
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
HuggleBib
The HuggleBib is not "just another" baby bib. Sure, your child may be a messy eater who gets more food ON them rather than IN them, so you dread cleaning after feeding times! Well the HuggleBib is THE best solution to help with all these daily tasks!
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!