10 day old sleeping almost 5 hours

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  1. Evian260

    Evian260 Mom of 3

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    Hi all,

    My son slept almost 5 hours this morning so I woke him to feed him. However my mom and her friend were saying babies will wake up on their own to feed.

    Should I be waking him earlier or let him sleep? He's my first so I'm new to all this!
     
  2. ke29

    ke29 Well-Known Member

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    You should wake him at that age x
     
  3. Evian260

    Evian260 Mom of 3

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    I figured as much. Thanks!
     
  4. smiling

    smiling Well-Known Member

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    My little one is 1 week old, and at times sleeps almost 4-5 hours, I just leave him to sleep, and when he wakes I feed him, and he seems fine.

    Do you know why its best to wake them?
     
  5. ke29

    ke29 Well-Known Member

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    I think once they have regained their birth weight and are thriving its ok to leave them to sleep at night and feed on demand. Its up to you though, I find if LO feeds well and regularly during the day he sleeps longer at night.
     
  6. smiling

    smiling Well-Known Member

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    I see, thank you :)
     
  7. pachamama

    pachamama Well-Known Member

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    My lo would sleep 5 hours at night at 10 days old. I left him to sleep. He fed 1-3 hourly the rest of the time. If there are concerns over weight then the midwives should have instructed you to feed him 3hrly. If not, feeding on demand is just fine.

    x
     
  8. amy19604

    amy19604 Well-Known Member

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    i leave my lo to sleep. they will wake if they are hungry x
     
  9. Annunakian

    Annunakian Mom of two

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    I let my LO sleep. The nurses gave me an odd look when I was in the hospital and she hadn't eaten in about 5-6 hours.. I tried waking her, numerous times... after 3 weeks I've learned that she will wake up when she is hungry. Now and again I can get her to wake up if I want to get her fed so I can get an hour or so of sleep but otherwise I just leave her.
     
  10. Evian260

    Evian260 Mom of 3

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    Yeah they said in hospital he should be feeding every 2-3 hours but not necessarily to wake him. He gained an ounce from day we left hospital to his first appointment 2 days later and he has tons of wet and poopy diapers.
     

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