I had posted this in the "Sleep or Lack of it" section but got no replies, so i figured I'd re-post it here, I apologize if this causes an inconvenience.
My 3 week old is starting to sleep through the night. Last night she slept from about 10pm till 3am, which is a long stretch for her. Some nights she will even go 6 hours. At this age is it okay for her to go this long without a feeding? I feel like I should be happy she sleeps at night so I myself can finally catch some zzz's, but I'm worried that she should still be eating every 2-3 hours like she had been.
Perhaps I'm freaking out over nothing (like I usually always am), but my LC's and nurses in the hospital drilled it in my head that a newborn needs to eat every 2-3 hours, at least 8-10 times in 24hrs and that newborns WILL sleep through hunger. I prefer to feed her on demand rather than by the clock, but I still catch myself watching the clock and timing how long its been since the start of her last feeding.
Can anyone help put my fears to rest so that maybe I can get some sleep? lol, thanks