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Thread: How long is too long for 6 week old to sleep

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    Default How long is too long for 6 week old to sleep

    I know this is not the usual sllep question!!
    How long is too long for my DS to sleep between feedings? Last nite he was still asleep after 5 hours so we woke him up to feed. Should we just let him sleep until he wakes up? He normally will range between 2-3 1/2 hours between feedings, so 5 hours just seemed like a really long time.

    Thanks!!

    Candace

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    Default Re: How long is too long for 6 week old to sleep

    I was told at night to let them sleep till they wake you up if they are hungry they will let you know is what i was told. But during the day i was told to wake her every 2-3 hours to feed. I guess waking during the day and letting them sleep at night will also help to get them on a schedule also.

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    Default Re: How long is too long for 6 week old to sleep

    I think it depends on their growth and diaper output. If they are getting enough and sleeping that much, that's great; if they haven't gained up to their birth weight or don't have enough wet diapers, you may have to wake the baby up to get some additional feeds.

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    Default Re: How long is too long for 6 week old to sleep

    Our pedi said not to wake him up at night - he'll wake up if he's hungry! This hasn't been a prob. recently for us, though - we're still up every 2.5-4 hrs. at night - maybe 4.5 if I'm lucky! Just make sure to "make up for it" during the day, though. Your LO should probably still nurse at least 8 times in 24 hrs.
    Hi! I'm Ann, Mama to my "big baby buffalo" , DS#1, who breastfed from August '06 to January '08
    and DS#2, my"little baby buffalo" born in May '08 and exclusively breastfeeding

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    Smile Re: How long is too long for 6 week old to sleep

    We had a few days where Kaitlyn would sleep up to 7 hours (it didn't happen everytime) and our Ped told us that it was okay as long as it didn't top 8 hrs.

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    Default Re: How long is too long for 6 week old to sleep

    my boys are 2 months and I let them sleep as long as they want. I just try and make sure I pump in the am so my supply stays the same. Babies will let us know when they are hungry.

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