How long should I let my month and a half baby sleep in between meals?
How long should I let my month and a half baby sleep in between meals? She is healthily gaining weight. She just wants to sleep and its scheduled feeding time.
I wouldn't schedule her feeding, personally. Feed on demand, she'll tell you when she's hungry.
She usually wakes every three hours or so. The book says to feed her within four hrs and its been approaching four hours. Should I wake her or let her sleep. Its hard to tell because she is a very sleepy baby to begin with.
is she sleeping 4 hours straight at night? I wouldn't wake her up at night. If it's during the day, I would probably wake her up. But 4 hours it's still too much for such a young baby. I think 2-3 hours is a maximum.
By a month and a half, they can go a little longer without eating. I know of some babies who will sleep all night without waking to eat. They make up for it at the next feeding. As long as she is growing and happy she should be fine waiting until she wakes up. And a nice long sleep for baby is always good news for Mommy :-)
Thanks:) I was originally scared by my pediatrician She told me to wake Franny to feed her ever two to three hrs because she was below her birth weight. They didn't give me much advice after that so if been trying to do what the book says but Franny didn't read the book. Thanks again. BTW. 8 pounds was her below birth weight and she has to be almost ten pounds by know.
Don't go more than 3 hours without nursing. Breastmilk is digested within an hour and a half from feeding. Formula is harder to break down. Not sure what you're feeding her, but experts recommend every 2 and a half to 3 hours breastfeeding or sooner if your baby wants it.
:) sounds like you have it figured out. I always feed by baby cues and have never watched the clock. Babies know (and listen to their bodies) when they are hungry and will wake up. After four kids, I don't wake them up once they start sleeping for longer periods. Check on them every ten minutes? Guilty lol. But I take advantage to either catch up on sleep or housework.
if she sleeps all night I wouldn't wake her up, but she needs breast or formula during the day like every 3 hours still
I've let my daughter's a one and half months go until they were hungry. Witch was sometimes between 3-4 hours.
My daughter is two weeks and breastfeeding and sometimes sleeps 5 hrs. I don't wake her up and she's gaining weight just fine
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