The Inconspicuous Raccoon 2 kids; Cincinnati, Ohio 1723 posts
Oct 24th '12

I probably wouldn't wake her up until like 6 hours had passed.

I have never had this issue, my 7 week old has always had no issue waking up every 2-3 hours lol. I consider you a lucky mama!

user banned Ohio 4193 posts
Oct 24th '12

My daughter seriously slept and ate for the first month of her life. I was told that (while breastfeeding) once she get back up to her birth weight that it was fine to let her sleep and feed her on demand. I never woke her up... she would wake up when she was hungry and usually nurse back to sleep. I am not kidding when I say that she would wake up, eat and go back to sleep... She was probably about two months old before she would stay awake for a significant amount of time, but I was told not to worry and not to wake her up. Now... she never wants to go to sleep, lol, she wants to play and mess around with her brother, she just turned 2... it's sad how time flies :cry:

SusieQ99 3 kids; Australia 200 posts
Oct 24th '12

Babies will wake when they are hungry. As long as your LO is putting on weight then it is fine. She should be having plenty of wet nappies which indicates she is getting enough fluid into her system. Babies will often have one long sleep period at night that should get longer as they get older. My second son used to sleep for four hours at night at about five weeks.

Nicola =) 1 child; Huntsville, Alabama 2783 posts
Oct 25th '12

DS woke up every 2 hours to eat until he was 7 weeks.

I would just mention it to your Pedi next time your in the office.But as long as she is gaining weight properly and wants to eat when she wakes up, she is fine.

DS is almost 4 months and I still keep track of when he eats and poops. More out of habit from when he was born but it still comes in handy. Especially in getting him on a good sleep and nap schedule.