is it ok if my 3month old daughter sleeps 7hrs or more thru the night without any milk...i'm really worried
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Emily - posted on 02/03/2009
Your milk supply will regulate just fine... but a long stretch of sleep like that will cause your fertility to return earlier than otherwise... so if you're not ready for another pregnancy, be sure you're taking steps to avoid that. :)
Tasha - posted on 02/02/2009
No need to worry. She may only take 1 side in the morning (seeing you'll have plenty of milk there) so you may have to express the other side. My 3 1/2month old sleeps an 11hr block overnight, and he's still happy and growing. Some people will think you're lucky~!
Alexandra - posted on 02/02/2009
I have a three and a half month old which sleeps 7 hours at night. I was worried my milk supply would slow down so I express once during the night or just before I feed him. This keeps my milk supply up and I have milk to leave with my partner which allows me to go to the gym more often and out with my friends.
Neesha - posted on 02/02/2009
Thank u very much mommies. but still another quick question i wud let sleep 7-8 hrs will that affect the milk supply?
also another question......recently my 11 week ol girl is not nursing on the breast only for aminute or two n rest of the time she is smiling away at me n observing things around me n her. i feel bad i missing holding her close in my arms n nursing her.how can i get her to nurse with me?. (she is taking the expressed milkhappily)
My LO would take a night feed (7pm=8pm) and sleep through the night 10-12 hours when she was about 12 weeks onwards, she now at 17 months sleeps from 6.30 pm till 9am ishand it is wonderful, as long as your LO is happy healthy and gaining weight each week I would not worry at all, also I was told unless there is a medical reason not to wake the baby when they sleep else you will cause a whole lot of other problems.
Alison - posted on 02/01/2009
my baby. has the odd ( i mean odd!!) night were shell do a seven hour stretch at night. Shes just 4 months. I have noticed lately, that even when she wakes after a couple of hours and i bring her into bed for a feed, after a couple of sucks shes asleep again and on it goes every two hours all night without her actually feeding. I was concerned about milk supply but it doesnt seem to be an issue. Shes is happy and healthy.
Make the most of it.....like most other mothers im quite jealous!!! ;-)
There always seems something very wrong with waking a sleeping baby!!!! lol
Jenna - posted on 01/31/2009
I was told by my MD at my breastfeeding clinic that my exclusively breastfed son absolutely should be sleep at least 10 hours at night without waking at 10 weeks!!! As long as the baby is getting enough feedings during the day there is no need to wake your lil one.
Kathleen - posted on 01/31/2009
I am SO jealous!! i have GBG trips (3 months) and they won't go more than 3.5-4 hours with/out milk throughout the night!! If she is gaining weight, and seems to be hungry in the morning, I definitley think it is ok!
Stephanie - posted on 01/31/2009
I've been told that you should wake your baby through the night to feed them, but I never did. There just seems something very wrong with waking a sleeping baby! Especially if they're sleeping that good!! If the baby is really hungry, they'll wake up. Also, if you start waking the baby now and start feeding, you could create a habit that may have never started if you just let her sleep.
Anna - posted on 01/31/2009
My little one is 4 months and he has been sleeping about 10 hours a night for a few weeks now. He goes to bed around 7pm and wakes at 5am to eat, then again at 7:30am for the day. As long as your baby keeps putting on weight and has the right amount of wet and poopy diapers, I'm sure she is just fine. Mine's 10-hour sleeps had me afraid I would lose some of my milk supply, but I haven't at all. He nurses about every hour leading up to sleep, especially when we are apart during the weekdays, which I think fills him up. You can always talk to your doc at the next appointment if you still have worries.
Veronica - posted on 01/31/2009
I think it is fine too. My baby is 5 months old and has slept through the night since she came home from the hospital. I catch myself waking up to check her, but she is always fine. When she finally wakes up she is hungry though! It really has made it easy to adjust to life with a little one when they let you sleep all night!
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