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Waking baby to eat? lylahsmommy Norwalk, California 901 posts
13th Jun '12

My DD was born at 36 weeks but she is now 4 weeks old do I wake her up to eat at night? she usually eats every 3 and a half to 4 hours but sometimes sleeps longer but I wake her up to eat should I just let her sleep? she was born 4 lbs 13 oz and at 2 weeks weighed 5 lbs 2 oz and she looks like she is gaining weight good by the way.

-C.Lit-:) 64 kids; Italy 35513 posts
13th Jun '12

no. she will wake up when shes hungry.



some say to wake them, but its betetr to let them sleep- if she wakes up on around 4 hours anyway jsut let her sleep and get the rest she needs for growing.

Vile Tramp 2 kids; New York 32363 posts
13th Jun '12
Quoting -C.Lit-:):" no. she will wake up when shes hungry. some say to wake them, but its betetr to let them sleep- if she wakes up on around 4 hours anyway jsut let her sleep and get the rest she needs for growing."


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Unless otherwise advised by a Dr to do so due to weight issues.

Yurvette [♥] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Hyrule Castle, LZ, San Marino 36449 posts
13th Jun '12
Quoting -C.Lit-:):" no. she will wake up when shes hungry. some say to wake them, but its betetr to let them sleep- if she wakes up on around 4 hours anyway jsut let her sleep and get the rest she needs for growing."


agreed.

Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5649 posts
13th Jun '12

I would let her wake up on her own

Fri'Chickeneisha Due September 2; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Ocean City, Maryland 2254 posts
13th Jun '12

My preemie was born 7 weeks early at 4lbs 15 oz, and we spent three weeks in nicu. Our pediatrician and neonatologist strongly, strongly urged us to wake DS if it's been longer than 4 hours. This is due to the fact that preemies, even late term preemies, dehydrate VERY rapidly and burn more calories than full term babies and need constant replenishment. My pediatrician looked panicked when I said once SO and I were in a dead sleep when DS slept for five hoyrs

The Bear and The Bird 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42577 posts
13th Jun '12

Let her sleep unless your doc says otherwise

Deborah Stechschulte 3 kids; Ohio 2565 posts
13th Jun '12

My daughter was a day shy of being premature - hours actually-- but she never slept long periods (didn't sleep through the night till after she turned 1...) where I felt I had to/should wake her up



but I tried waking up my son ONCE to feed him -- trying to get more sleep.. yeah he stayed up for another 3-4 hours, so I never did that again.



Unless your doc says, I wouldn't really bother because babies wake up when they are hungry.