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

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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. :)

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Tasha - posted on 02/02/2009

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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~!

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My Six Week old sleeps from 10pm to 5am every night. I was told to leave her as long as she is feeding every 3-4 hours throughout the day. Why brake the great routine? She is putting on weight and all is good. I say LET SLEEP .. lol 

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My Six Week old sleeps from 10pm to 5am every night. I was told to leave her as long as she is feeding every 3-4 hours throughout the day. Why brake the great routine? She is putting on weight and all is good. I say LET SLEEP .. lol 

Alexandra - posted on 02/02/2009

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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.



 

Katerine - posted on 02/02/2009

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My 2 and a half month old sleeps 7-8 hours during the night without feeding and he's just fine! But he recently started only sleeping 4-5 hours so it may not last. Enjoy it while you can!!

Juliette - posted on 02/02/2009

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as long as your baby's not under weight, theres no problem, I had the same worry with my first born. And now I wish my second born will do the same. He is 6 months, and still doesn't sleep through!

Neesha - posted on 02/02/2009

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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!



Good luck!

Stephanie - posted on 01/31/2009

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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

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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.

Leeann - posted on 01/31/2009

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I wouldn't be worried as long as she still has a healthy appitite during the day.

Veronica - posted on 01/31/2009

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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! 

Carrie - posted on 01/31/2009

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it's absolutely fine.  and I'm absolutely jealous!  keep in mind that it may not last, so just enjoy your sleep while you can :)

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