My DD is 6 weeks old and I am having trouble waking her to feed at night. She will nurse right around 7 (at which point she goes through a fussy period, cries and refuses the breast) last night I was able to get her to nurse a little around 10 and usually I get her up at midnight when I go to bed and nurse her one more time. We set an alarm so that she doesn't go more than 4 hours without feeding, but she usually wakes up right before it goes off, so that hasn't been a problem. However, if she is actually asleep, there is no waking her. We've tried undressing, wet washcloth, etc. She'll stir a bit and fuss, but that is it. Wild horses could not wake her. (her dad sleeps like the dead as well. Perhaps its genetic?)
Last night I was able to get her to nurse in her sleep for about 4 minutes, but that is a challenge as well, and usually results in a shallow latch. Anyway, after those 4 minutes she was dead to the world again and would not get up and eat until 5:30 this morning (I tried every hour, and ended up pumping because I was uncomfortable).
She seems content, is gaining well (at her appt yesterday she was 11lbs 13.5oz and 24 inches! @ birth she was 9lbs 7oz and 21 inches) and has PLENTY of diapers during the day, but much fewer at night. Is this within the range of normal?