Nope - as above if she's putting on weight and otherwise fine I'd let her sleep.
My DS is 4 weeks and I let him wake when he needs. It's usually 3-4 hours but sometimes at night he's done 5 or 6, usually because he's done lots of feeding that day.
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09-07-2013 19:44 #11
09-07-2013 20:57 #12
General consensus - I wouldn't wake either if bub is gaining weight, plenty of wet nappies etc
Don't let it stress you, before you know it, the routine will change and you'll be begging for these long stretches again!!
09-07-2013 21:07 #13
Nope! My dd2 was sleeping at least 7 hours a night as a newborn. I was told to wake her, but no way was I going to. Unless there are medical issues, I would let her sleep.
09-07-2013 21:14 #14Senior Member
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If she's putting on weight let her sleep. 5hrs is fine
09-07-2013 21:19 #15
Agreed. If she's gaining weight then I wouldn't wake her. Take the chance to get some sleep yourself If you're concerned you can try dreamfeeding between 3-4 hours but honestly if she's gaining fine I wouldn't worry about it.
09-07-2013 21:26 #16Senior Member
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No way. Wish my second was like that :/
09-07-2013 21:56 #17
Nooooo!!! Let her sleep. She must need it. Like others said. .. if she is putting on weight and otherwise fine let her sleep. She'll wake up if she is hungry. She's still under 6 weeks old so expectedly she'll be waking up every couple of hours at night anyways. Sleeping less during day doesn't guarantee longer stretch at night.
09-07-2013 21:57 #18
She might do a backflip and start waking more regularly so saviour this time to let her sleep and get a break urself
09-07-2013 22:22 #19
Unless she is slowly gaining weight, jaundiced or you've been told by your Doctor to feed frequently let her lead you and relax. My dd would frequently sleep for 5 hours at a time once a day, often at night, but not always. She did that from 1 week of age. I don't think that frequent waking during the day is the key to sleeping well at night. There are other ways to promote the difference between night & day.
09-07-2013 23:05 #20
I agree with everyone else.
As long as she is feeding well, has plenty of wet nappies and is gaining weight - let her sleep.
It will change soon enough on its own
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