Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Natz | 2010/05/13

Q.

Sleep

My baby is 7 weeks old...she is starting to sleep longer in the evenings now. She bottle feeds every 3 hours or so during the day...at night she sometimes sleeps for up to 5-6 hours, then I wake her and feed her as I feel bad...

Should i be waking her for regular feeds or can i leave her to sleep through the whole night?? Will she wake me if she is hungry??

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby seems to be quite satisfied with her present feeds. She is unlikely to sleep right through the night at this stage and she will probably wake for a feed by herself.

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