have a question. My DD will be 3 months old on 11/6. I don't know how much she weighs right now but if I had to guess i'd say close to 12 1/2 lbs at least. she was 11 1/2 lbs at 8 weeks.
She has been STTN consistently since 6 weeks, and since about 8-10 weeks has been sleeping 10-12 hrs overnight.
this past week she's been sleeping 12 hrs straight without a feeding.
The past few days, she has only had about 4-5 feedings per day.
I guess this could be ok since she has been taking the 2nd breast when i offer it more often than before. [esp in afternoons and evenings].
but past 2 days has been going 3-4 hrs during day between feedings.
for ex: yesterday she didnt even wake up for a her first morning feeding until almost 11AM! Her last feeding before that was 9pm the night BEFORE! Then she nursed again around 1pm[only cause i offered it cause we were out and about], and took both breasts that time, then I fed her again at 4pm, [both sides again] and then at bedtime, 8pm[ and she fed off both breasts for a good 30-40 mins total, didnt come off boob until almost 9pm]. THAT IS ONLY 4 feedings!!
she is still sleeping now at 920am.
I try to follow motto never wake a sleeping baby, so i let her sleep.
could she just need more sleep right now? is it a growth spurt? i thought they eat MORE when they were growing?
I just dont ever remember my son only feeding 4-5 times per day this young. he was way older.
she doesnt seem starving in the least bit, and i know if she truly NEEDED to eat more often she would wake up or let me know, so im trying to TRUST that and follow her lead....
...but....how would you feel about this? Im sure its just a thing and isnt going to last but I was just wondering.