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  1. #1
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    Default Should you wake baby to feed?

    I'm sure my DD will wake as I am posting this but she has gone 10.5 hours w/o eating (sleeping). Should I have woken her to eat or let her sleep? I realize this is odd because this is the first time she has slept this long and I just made a post a few days ago because she wouldn't sleep lol.
    Addison Nicole changed my world on June 21, 2011
    12:33 pm
    7 lb 4 oz
    19"


    EBF 11.5 months!

    Sadie Lynn completed our family on August 7, 2013
    12:46 pm
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    Default Re: Should you wake baby to feed?

    After 6 weeks, enjoy your sleep, unless the baby is having trouble gaining weight or mom is having trouble maintaining her supply.
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    Default Re: Should you wake baby to feed?

    See, I've been taking Fenugreek and Lactation blend to keep my supply up so I don't want this to affect anything. I typically feed her around 4:15 am on one side and then go pump both sides (one side produces 1/2 the amount as the other) so I make sure the lower side gets more stimulation (but that isn't making me produce anymore milk)
    Addison Nicole changed my world on June 21, 2011
    12:33 pm
    7 lb 4 oz
    19"


    EBF 11.5 months!

    Sadie Lynn completed our family on August 7, 2013
    12:46 pm
    8 lb (even)

    20.5"

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    Default Re: Should you wake baby to feed?

    Yay for sleep!! My LO slept 9.5 hours last night. Felt amazing My DS gradually got to this point so my tatas are adjusting nice and slow. I leaked a little just before he woke up at 8am but that's it. I don't pump in the middle of the night because when he makes sleeping 9.5 hours a habit...I would like to sleep without them darn breast pads

    Congrats on the sleep!

    Married to Josh 05/07/2005
    Grace 12/17/2006 FF
    Emma 01/22/2008 EP
    Frank 06/26/2011 EBF

    "While breastfeeding may not seem like the right choice for every parent, it is the best choice for every baby" Amy Spangler

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