My 2 month old sleeps through the night...should i wake him to feed?
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Amanda - posted on 07/22/2009
you know what..i have been wondering the exact same thing! my 2 and a half month old does the same thing. People say "dont wake a sleeping baby" but i do it for peace of mind i guess. he usually feeds at 12 am and i feed him at 2 am and wait till he wakes up on his own after that..he is usually asleep when i feed him at 2 though. he just eats and i change him and lay him back down with no problems.
I only ever woke my little one during the day to feed, never at night. Even when he was only 2 or 3 weeks old he'd sleeps for 4 hours or more at night. Now he'll feed at about 6pm, then have a bottle of expressed breast milk at about 10 or a dream feed if he's not fallen asleep untill late in the evening, at he usually goes through to about 6am. If a baby is hungry they'll wake. As long as gaining weight well and feeding well through the day theres no need. You could always do a dream feed for peace of mind and make sure tummy is full to see through the night.
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Allison - posted on 07/26/2009
My son slept thru the night since the first day home from the hospital. His first week i woke him up but i havent since than. If your really full and need to get rid of some milk than you could nurse him but other than that he is fine to sleep through the night. If he was hungry he would wake up and let youk nowbut go ahead Catch your precious sleep while you can.
Jillian - posted on 07/25/2009
my daughter started sleeping through the night at 3 weeks old i tried waking her for the first couple of nights she did it to nurse and she wouldn't even latch on, so i just pumped once in the middle of the night when i got uncomfortable and she would wake up when she was hungry and i almost felt guilty about it until i asked her doctor about it at her two month check up and she said if the baby is sleeping dont wake her she will wake up when she is hungry so now she is 3 and 1/2 months old and (knock on wood) sleeps through the night almost every night. i feel so lucky and i now get plenty of sleep because i just stopped worrying about it , when you hear that baby cry it will wake you up!!
Natalie - posted on 07/24/2009
I was told with my oldest daughter by Plunket that I had to wake her to feed her and it meant she developed some shocking sleep habits.She is 17months and only now starting to sleep through the night,
If your little one is gaining weight and is healthy etc I personally wouldnt wake him.If your breasts get sore from too much milk you can always pump.If you dont have a breast pump you can always just use your hand.Your body would eventually get the hint that your bubs is sleeping through!Just dont sleep on your breasts as that could caus mastitis.
Susan - posted on 07/22/2009
Never "wake" the sleeping angel but if you need relief it never hurts to pick the baby up and nurse in your glider/rocker and put him back down. He probably will never open his eyes but will sleep longer with a full tummy and so can you with out rock hard breasts.
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