Re: Allowing baby to STTN?
After 6 weeks, it's fine to let baby sleep as long as she wants at night and set her own nursing frequency during the day, provided that she is growing and developing at a normal rate.
Couple things to be aware of:
- if baby starts going 6 or more hours without nursing, it's very likely that you'll experience a return of your fertility. So if baby starts sleeping for a really long stretch, get your birth control choices in order unless you are ready for a surprise sibling.
- your baby's rate of weight gain is going to slow eventually. It usually peaks during early infancy and then slows down as baby gets to the middle of her first year.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"