waking for feeds?

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  1. tiggertea

    tiggertea Mum of Two

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    Ok so I know this is gonna sound like a really daft question, but 'm gonna ask it anyway! :blush:

    the mw told me to always wake Abbie for her feeds on time during the day as it will regulate her night feeds.... but i feel really bad doing it! Is it a bad idea to leave her when she's happy enough snoozing?
     
  2. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    we never woke Hannah for any of her feeds, especially at that age. Their stomachs are so small and they can only take so much in at a time, which is why most babies eat little and often
     
  3. tiggertea

    tiggertea Mum of Two

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    Abbie usually takes about 4oz every 4 hrs.... and sometimes snoozes a little longer than the 4 hrs. Hubby reminded me over the weekend that we should be waking her according to MWs and I wasn't sure if i was doing the right thing leaving her or if i should be following the advice we were given :blush:

    Thanks for the reply :hugs:
     
  4. pinkmac85

    pinkmac85 Mom & pregnant with #2

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    We don't wake LeeAnne for feeds...she will wake and let us know when she is hungry! She goes anywhere from 4-5 hrs sleeping before wanting anything to eat.
     
  5. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    that sounds pretty much spot on for her age :)
     
  6. ChloesMummy

    ChloesMummy Well-Known Member

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    My LO is 6wks and takes 4oz every 4ish hrs. I only ever wake her for her last feed at midnight then she sleeps through till 0700-0730. She might go over the four hrs during the day but never misses a feed. x
     
  7. tasha41

    tasha41 Mum & Dad + 1

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    I feed Elyse on demand. When she wants, how much she wants. I can't force her to eat when she's not hungry & I can't force her to take more than she wants/needs at any given time :)

    Right now she eats every 2-4 hours and will usually take anywhere between 2.5-4oz; if she feeds at 9am and takes 3oz, she may want another 2.5 at 11:30am, etc.
     
  8. tiggertea

    tiggertea Mum of Two

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    you are all confirming what my gut told me, so thank you! :) :finger: to the MWs that told me otherwise :rofl:
     
  9. xXDonnaXx

    xXDonnaXx Well-Known Member

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    I don't wake Lexie up for feed's, and never have. I used to feed her on demand when she was newborn. But she soon got into a routine and has her feeds every 4hours everyday. It's usually almost dot on.
     
  10. Fossey

    Fossey Mummy to Larissa

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    We were waking for feeds 4 hourly but now, she wakes up before that. Also if she goes to the 4 hour mark we try to wake but she wont have any of it lol so we leave her to it. Won't let her go much more than 4 hours but its rare that occurs now.
     
  11. 1st_baby

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    I never woke up max for his bottle ! I hate being woken up so I wouldnt do it for him hahaha

    At that age he drank 4-5 oz every 4 hrs
     
  12. tiggertea

    tiggertea Mum of Two

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    thanks for the reassurance everyone! :) You've mostly just confirmed what i though myself. moral of this story? go with my gut! :)
     
  13. 1st_baby

    1st_baby Guest

    Yup thats what us moms do ..go with our gut (but still ask on bnb ) :)
     
  14. moomin_troll

    moomin_troll mummy to zane and corey

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    i tried waking zane for his feeds once he started on bottles but i got fed up of waking him so i left him to sleep and fed him when he woke up and he settled into sleepin at night fine
     
  15. heather91

    heather91 Preggers with 2nd

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    I've never woken Tiffany for feeds. I wouldn't dare for fear of crying for hours if I woke her! Haha x
     
  16. candeur

    candeur Well-Known Member

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    For the first few weeks I used to wake Seren up for feeds, inc at night time... My MW told me that to make sure that she doesn't go longer than 4hrs without a feed so I just went by that... gradually stopped doing it though.
     
  17. icculcaz

    icculcaz mum of 3 monsters

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    babies go 4 hours between feeds........ lucky people! fatty is a 2 hour feeder tops... dont think it goes to 4 hours between feeds..... if only, but i wouldnt wake her unless its getin near 6hours... unless im asleep...
     

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