hi all, when i pump at night how long do i have to wait before that milk to my baby? she has slept right through the night and only woke up 6am is it ok to still give that milk to her?

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Rebecca - posted on 01/24/2013

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I don't know, my daughter is almost two months as well and doesn't nap much during the day. Some babies just sleep less than others (and she does almost sleep through the night now). Mine is a hungry baby too....she nurses for 30-45 minutes straight (and I make a lot of milk), and when she gets expressed bm she's not happy unless she gets 4-5oz per feed.

It can be frustrating, because she doesn't like "play" by herself for long, she doesn't like pacifiers, and she's not a huge swing fan. I usually just wear her around, and she's happy.

I think I read somewhere that babies that are alert and awake more than usual (during the day) tend to grow up to have higher than average IQs. I don't know if that's true or not, but it's what keeps me going when she's refusing to take her naps....

But that doesn't mean a sleepy baby won't be just as smart. If your baby isn't sleeping well at all, even during the night, maybe talk to your dr. Sleep is still really important for the neurological development at their age.

Rebecca - posted on 01/20/2013

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My Dr. said that once they get around two months old or so, babies that take exclusively breast may not poop every day (mine is weeks and still poops multiple times a day, though). She told me not to worry if she starts pooping only once or twice a week, as long as she's still putting out plenty of wet diapers and there aren't any "orange crystals" in her urine, and her urine stays pale, she's probably fine.

When in doubt, though, always ask your doctor. =)

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I don't think that is normal, she may be dehydrated. Be sure to check up with your baby's doctor to see what can be done. I found drinking more water helps with the breastfeeding to help loosen their little stools. If she is on formula you may have to check with the doctor. Hope she is okay.

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I also read that breastmilk can last in room temperature, 66 to 78 degrees farenheit, 4-6 hours. The Lansinoh website has a lot of information and I love using their products as a mother of three and exclusively breastfeeding my youngest (five months old). Hope this helps!

Jessica - posted on 01/08/2013

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Hi,
Depends on what time u pumped. I've read breast milk can stay at room tempature for 4 to 6 hours. Go to kellymom.com, or google "how to store expressed breastmilk" and u will get all the info on how long breastmilk stays good for at room temp, refrigeration, freezing, etc...

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Nosheen - posted on 01/25/2013

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yeah ur situation sounds very similar to mine she hardly sleeps for lnog whenever i put her down to sleep, friday evening she actually slept right through the night and only woke up at 7:45 the next morning. but ill ask my Doc Thank U for some good advice ther rebecca:-)

Nosheen - posted on 01/21/2013

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Oh Ok I see That helps alot, thanks alot Rebecca :-) will be monitering it thank u once again? Another Question uhm my baby is going on to 2 months now and feeds alot also she doesnt get much sleep during the day do u maybe know what the cause is perhaps?

Nosheen - posted on 01/20/2013

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oh Ok i see yeah im not too sure if it could be myself because i dont often go to the bathroom, the minute i go to the bathroom she makes a poo. but lately she just doesnt have as much poo nappies.but thank u sooo much Sherryl i will def ask the doc about tht:-)

Nosheen - posted on 01/14/2013

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hi sherryl, my baby hasnt poo'd for 5 days she is now 8 weeks old is this normal?

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