Do you wake them?

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  1. hulahoop09

    hulahoop09 Mum to lg and pg #2

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    Your lo to feed them in the night. Past few weeks we have had troubles with lo and yesterday she was started on nutramigen milk and slept from 1am til 7.20 this morn.when I woke her. She has now settled after a bath and feed far too well for my liking, not that im complaining. Lol. I was just wondering if she doesnt wake for a feed between now and the morning (she likely will) for a feed am I meant to wake and feed her? Lol. xx
     
  2. Neko

    Neko Well-Known Member

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    If you didn't wake her, would she be getting enough to eat?
     
  3. CLH_X3

    CLH_X3 Love my two babies!

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    Is she gaining weight properly ? Is she under weight ?
    If she is all ok with her weight gain etc I would leave her, I have never woke my lo up for a Feed during the day or night! the only time I did was in the hospital when a stupid midwife woke me up and asked had I feed her, twat
     
  4. jcg0506

    jcg0506 Well-Known Member

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    That is a long time to go without a feed. My baby who is the same age goes 4 hours (5 tops) without feeding. But, like the previous poster said, if she's gaining enough weight then she must be getting enough during the day. I know with preemies/underweight babies they tell you to wake them to eat, but if your baby is healthy then I'd say enjoy your sleep!
     
  5. stardust599

    stardust599 Well-Known Member

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    If she feeds well during the day and is gaining weight and maintaining her centile then don't wake her and enjoy the sleep (this is coming from a Mum who woke her LO to feed her in the early days and is still up up to 8times a night with a 1year old!).
    xx
     
  6. hulahoop09

    hulahoop09 Mum to lg and pg #2

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    Thanks! Her weight gain is great!! She was 8lb 1oz at birth and then went down to 7 10 then to 7 15 then to 8lb 6oz last time she was weighed :) I got told in hospital to feed on demand but she had a bit of jaundice so was then told to feed every 3 hours until jaundice had cleared. She generally wants a feed every approx 3 hours but sometimes goes 4-6 hours without waking for a feed. I wont leave her from just til the morn for a feed I reckon she will wake for one at about 1 but if not I will wake her but I was curious as to how others do it. xx
     
  7. whit.

    whit. Mommy of 2!

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    I was told not to wake them for a feed. If she is hungry, she will wake up.
     
  8. xashleyx

    xashleyx proud mummy of 3

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    i have always fed on demand, if grace slept 6 hours then fine, if she finished a bottle and wanted more then i wold try her with a second bottle, not doing her any harm x
     
  9. sequeena

    sequeena Winging it.

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    No I don't. Thomas lets me know when he wants a feed. At 4 weeks he was still waking every 3-4 hours at night.
     

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