Just looking for some opinions here. I have a 3 wk old DD who loves sleeping! We have been given mixed advice on whether or not to wake her for feeds. Some say never wake a sleeping baby (she wakes herself within 4-5 hrs of a feed), others say that's too long for a new baby to sleep as we should wake her every 3 hrs to feed. She was weighed today and has gained 500grams since birth. We are mix feeding so by the time she feeds on both breasts, has her formula top up and we change her nappy its often 1.5-2 hrs before she settles back to sleep. I hate waking her just an hour later.
What do you think? Would you wake her 3hrly or stretch it out to 4 or just let her wake herself for feeds (up to 5 hrs after she last woke)?
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09-07-2013 17:25 #1
Would you wake a sleeping 3 week old?
09-07-2013 17:31 #2
Unless she is losing weight, nope I wouldnt wake her.
DS3 was extremely sleepy and jaudice and lost a lot of weight because he was sleeping too much. So we had to wake him every 3 hours for the first week... now that he's gaining, we dont wake him. Hes 4 weeks old tomorrow and has put himself on a 4hourly routine
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09-07-2013 17:33 #3
I would wake 3 hourly during the day so she has a longer stretch at night.
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09-07-2013 17:37 #4Senior Member
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No no no ! I say that because my boy didnt sleep well until 11months. I would be in heaven if my next is like yours.
Still gaining weight and happy? Then let them sleep
09-07-2013 17:56 #5
I wouldn't leave her any longer than 4 hours, probably even 3 hours, but if she's otherwise happy and healthy then maybe go with whatever works for you. I was always told never wake a sleeping baby, and my own wouldn't sleep longer than 3 hours at a time as a tiny bub, but that seems a long time between feeds.
09-07-2013 17:56 #6Senior Member
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Is dream feeding something you can do? I would hate to wake bub, but I'd be concerned that she'll wake you up all night if she hasn't had enough milk through the day.
09-07-2013 18:08 #7
My DD was early, little and jaundice. The paed said 4-5 hrs was fine. She slept a lot in the day, less at night. 3 weeks is very young and she sounds healthy and eating well, I would let her sleep up to 5hrs unless a paed suggests otherwise.
09-07-2013 18:21 #8Senior Member
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If she's putting on weight let her sleep!
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09-07-2013 18:40 #10
No way! She is obviously doing perfectly! I was told the same thing by a lot of older ladies.......but don't worry.
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