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Thread: Wake to feed?

  1. #1
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    Default Wake to feed?

    DS is 8 weeks old (where has the time gone? ) and will sometimes nap for long stretches. I have always made sure he didn't go longer than 4 hours with out eating, even if I have to wake him up. The exception is overnight. At this age is it necessary to wake him up to eat?

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    Default Re: Wake to feed?

    Many mothers have good weight gaining babies by insuring that the nurse between 8 and 12 times a day.

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    Default Re: Wake to feed?

    My DD is 9 and half weeks.Overnight she can somtimes go 11 hours and during the day she goes 3-5 hours (she receives ebm only). I never wake her to feed. But she receives large amounts of food at once as opposed to 'snacking' with normal bfing. She has almost doubled her weight since birth though.

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    Default Re: Wake to feed?

    My first baby slept 12 hours through the night starting at 6 weeks. I never woke her or pumped at night and never had any trouble with her wt gain or my supply. I say enjoy it!
    Erin, Mommy to Alex & Derek

    Working Breasts: Please do not pet

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