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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27-03-2012 20:44 #1Senior Member
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do u wake your baby to have a bottle?
27-03-2012 20:47 #2Senior Member
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I would after 4hrs
27-03-2012 21:05 #3
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
27-03-2012 21:09 #4
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.
27-03-2012 21:16 #5
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.
27-03-2012 21:23 #6
Personally I would never wake a sleeping baby for a feed unless there was a medical reason (low weight, sick etc)
27-03-2012 21:25 #7
During the day yes, night no.
If they slept past feeding time, so be it but if one woke they all got fed.
27-03-2012 21:42 #8
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.
27-03-2012 21:45 #9
I have never woken my babies for a feed.
27-03-2012 21:51 #10
Never woke DS for a feed.
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