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    Default Sleep and Milk Supply

    Hi,
    My baby is 4 weeks and the past few nights has had 2 longer stretches of sleep each night-between 4 and 5 hours. Am I okay letting her go that long between feedings or will it begin to affect my milk supply? Also, is the longer sleep likely to make her want to nurse more often during the day? Thanks!

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    As long as everything is going good for you guys (good diaper output, weight gain, no big nursing troubles) it's just fine to let her go longer! Enjoy that sleep!
    You will probably find that she might nurse an extra time or two during the day, or might start cluster nursing at night. You body will adjust to the difference and produce the milk that she's asking for. Unless your baby is sleeping a very long time (like 8-12 hours) you probably won't notice a big difference!

    HTH
    Jessica
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    Helped tons, Thanks!

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