Depends on the child's age
I used to wake my son while he was still feeding every two to three hours. It bought me a little more sleep. As he has stretched to waking up once a night or sleeping through the night I stopped. I figure he will let me know if he needs to be fed.
I never used to wake my children up to be fed unless it was doctors orders (with my first I had to) ... but otherwise let them sleep!
My daughter's sleep instincts far overpowered her hunger instincts. If I didn't wake her I don't think she ever would have eaten. Once she was back up to birth weight I stopped waking her at night though. She was sleeping 8 hours at night by 8 weeks! I still wake her from naps every once and a while if she sleeps WAY past feeding time, but I try not too. The funny thing is once I do wake her she acts like "OMG I'm so Hungry!"
I never woke my little one I belive that if they were hungery they would wake up so if they wake up you feed them but then my doctor got mad and said I had to feed no matter what every four hours but that was befor she was two months old so it all depends but I say if the baby is sleeping let him sleep until he wakes up
About Stacy Koenen
Current: Hales Corners, Wisconsin
Birth: January 09
On Moms.com since: Dec 18, 2013
I had my first child in April 2013, just before our one year anniversary. Riley has been an absolute joy and I love every minute of being mom. But I am the first among my friends to have a child, so there isn't always an easy place to go for advice.