Can you seek the advice of a health professional? My DD was very sleepy for the first few weeks and because of jaundice her paediatrician said she needed milk to be able to flush out the jaundice. So we had to wake her every 4 hours to feed.
I'd be inclined to get an expert opinion on what to do rather than listen to people on a forum.
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So long as she isn't jaundice I'd let her sleep and feed feed feed every other opportunity. Make sure when she wakes for feeds that she feeds properly (so strip her etc if required)
Skin to skin is great for stimulating your milk as well. If you do decide to wake her, let her sleep over night and try to gently wake her during the day (increasing light, unwrapping etc)
26-08-2012 21:54 #14
Thanks everyone. The advice of my stepmum (a midwife) is to wake her. The hospital said a max of 6 hour night sleep. I tried the waking thing today and she was feeding well every time. When I let her sleep for ages and she woke up she would gulp her food, get the hiccups and vomit. So I tend to think waking her is better even though I don't really like doing it. Having said that she's not really awake, sleeps most of the feed.
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