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    Personally, I wouldn't wake her if she is heathly and gaining weight and your body is coping in terms of milk supply. I reckon your supply will increase naturally as her demands increase in time. My DD is now 11 weeks old and was like yours for the first 5 or 6 or so weeks, and she still sleeps about 20 hrs per 24hrs most days. Sleep breeds more sleep, in my experience, and she will take what she needs at feeds if she is well and healthy. Enjoy

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    I was told by hospital staff to wake DD every 3 hours for feeds due to her jaundice. They never told me when to stop, but from what I've read, you stop after 2 weeks I think and then just follow their lead.

    DD slept brilliantly but once the jaundice was sorted, she did not. I hope this lasts for you!

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    Default Should i wake her up for a feed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ellymoe View Post
    I was told by hospital staff to wake DD every 3 hours for feeds due to her jaundice. They never told me when to stop, but from what I've read, you stop after 2 weeks I think and then just follow their lead.

    DD slept brilliantly but once the jaundice was sorted, she did not. I hope this lasts for you!
    Same as my DD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babylove81 View Post
    Same as my DD!
    She lulled me into a false sense of security!

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    Default Should i wake her up for a feed?

    Quote Originally Posted by HugsBunny View Post
    Never wake a sleeping baby.
    Not always true.
    My eldest DD was jaundiced and I was told not to let her go any longer than 3-4 hours in between feeds.

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    I have also heard bubs with jaundice need to feed every 3-4 hours. It's best to check with your doctor or child health nurse.

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    Default Should i wake her up for a feed?

    Quote Originally Posted by zombiekitty View Post
    Not always true.
    My eldest DD was jaundiced and I was told not to let her go any longer than 3-4 hours in between feeds.
    True though IMO it depends on just HOW jaundiced they are. Both my boys came home from hospital mildly jaundiced, I wasn't told to wake to feed, just to put bub near the window through the day to sleep.

    Obviously if a baby isn't gaining weight or is heavily jaundiced then waking to feed is beneficial.

    For me personally, my motto is as my previous post.

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    Default Should i wake her up for a feed?

    Both mine were mild jaundice to and was told to feed every 3hr day 4hr night. That was two different hospitals to

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    After having two babies, my advice would be unless there is a medial reason do not wake a sleeping baby.

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    Thank you everyone!

    I am currently letting her sleep, shes waking up every 3~4 hours during the day for a feed and then every 2 hours at night. I think shes got her night and day mixed up a little, thats probably why.


 

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