Too long between feedings?

Brittiany - posted on 07/21/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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I'm a new mom with a three month baby who has been sleeping, or just not crying, from about 10pm to about 9am and even then she's not crying but I pick her up and feed her anyways...Is this normal? or should I be picking her up earlier then I have been?

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Yosra - posted on 07/30/2009

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Be thankful to your child .......mine started to wake up at night which is giving me very hard time!!!!! he's 8 months now. What can I do?

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Karina - posted on 08/10/2009

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My daughter was the same way.....since she was 2 mos. Slept for 10-12 through the night and I wondered the same thing, if I should wake her up to eat. The doctor told me to wake her up but other moms told me that if she was hungry she would wake up earlier, so I let her sleep and she would wake up happy and ready to eat. She's 1 now and her eating habits are good. I agree that if you wake her up then she will start waking up in the middle of the night. I say we consider ourselves lucky that our babies sleep through the night.

Rachael - posted on 08/05/2009

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My 3 month old is exactly the same, she sleeps 10-12 hours a night. i was very worried at this also, being a first time mum. But everyone told me it was perfectly fine, as long as shes getting the recommended meals in her awake time. So i stopped worrying and i'm now enjoying the sleep time instead of lying there thinking should i wake her!!!
enjoy :)

Mabel - posted on 08/05/2009

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U're so lucky dear. I strongly advise that you enjoy your sleep and thank your stars that you dont have to wake up every 30 mins to feed your baby.It can be really stressfull.

Elizabeth - posted on 07/30/2009

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I agree with the other people. As long as she gains weight and nothing else is wrong let her sleep.

Michelle - posted on 07/30/2009

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Enjoy the sleeping baby! It's perfectly fine, and mine was doing that too at that age. She didn't suffer. Her weight and height didn't either! She was in the 75th percentile for both!

Mel - posted on 07/30/2009

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no its perfectly fine as long as she is gaining weight and making up feeds during the day. just be greatful and enjoy the sleep. mine was the same sleeping 10-13 hours from one week old shes now 15 months and sleeps 8-8

Erin - posted on 07/21/2009

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Yep, I had the same worry when my daughter started sleeping through the night at 7 weeks. I asked her pediatrician and she said not to worry about it and just enjoy it, she'll let you know if she's hungry.

Erin - posted on 07/21/2009

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By 3 months my daughter was sleeping 12 hours overnight and gained weight perfectly (she's actually a really big baby - 9kg at 5mths). As long as she's still taking the recommended number of feeds during her wake times and gaining at a steady pace I wouldn't wake her!! As long as she's otherwise-healthy she will let you know when she's hungry (or having a growth spurt and needing some extra feeds). Don't worry :)

Abbie - posted on 07/21/2009

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As long as she is gaining weight and not over eating I wouldn't wake her either. She'll let you know.

Stephanie - posted on 07/21/2009

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I would agree with the others...your baby will surely let you know when she is hungry! So just be thankful that you have a good baby and that she started sleeping through the night at a very early age.

Krista - posted on 07/21/2009

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If there's one thing I've learned is that you NEVER wake a sleeping baby. Babies have the ability from birth to let you know when they're hungry. If she's hungry, she'll wake YOU.

Erica - posted on 07/21/2009

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Both of mine started sleeping through the night by 2 months. Trust me your baby will let you know when she is hungry!!! If you wake her up to feed her you are gonna be training her to wake at night. That would be a bad idea. As long as she is thriving she is fine!

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