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my 3 month old sleeping pattern MommyShelly 3 kids; Anaheim, California 61 posts
30th Oct '12

My preemie is now 3 mos old. He eats and sleeps almost all the time. He eats 4 oz every 2-3 hours around the clock, But my thing is from around 7-2 at night he's ASLEEP... It just dawned on me, "Is it me not waking up for him in between to feed him???" I have 2 older boys, (age 4 and 6) and I'm completely exhausted... Do preemie babies at 3 mos old start to have long stretches of sleep? IDK

♥MamaToSilas♥ 1 child; Illinois 9385 posts
status 30th Oct '12

I have never woke my son to feed. His doctor actually recommended not waking him to feed. My 3 month old son sleeps 8-9 hours at night(and has since he was 5 weeks old) so he eats more during the day. It evens out in the end.

MommyShelly 3 kids; Anaheim, California 61 posts
30th Oct '12

Phew makes me feel better. I was about to set my alarm to actually wake him up!
So i didnt feel like I was sleeping through it!

♥MamaToSilas♥ 1 child; Illinois 9385 posts
status 30th Oct '12
Quoting MommyShelly:" Phew makes me feel better. I was about to set my alarm to actually wake him up! So i didnt feel like I was sleeping through it!"


Lol. Yea no need for that. You may start noticing him taking in more during feedings the longer he sleeps too. Its totally fine :)

MommyShelly 3 kids; Anaheim, California 61 posts
30th Oct '12

I havent had a preemie in 4 yrs so its all fresh to me again! lol

MorgansMama♥ 17 kids; Wilmington, North Carolina 420 posts
30th Oct '12
Quoting Sami&Baby Silas:" I have never woke my son to feed. His doctor actually recommended not waking him to feed. My 3 month ... [snip!] ... old son sleeps 8-9 hours at night(and has since he was 5 weeks old) so he eats more during the day. It evens out in the end."

How much did you give your son at 5 weeks? Im wondering if feeding my daughter more during the day if she'll sleep for longer stretches..cuz she does not sleep lol

♥MamaToSilas♥ 1 child; Illinois 9385 posts
status 30th Oct '12
Quoting MorgansMama♥:" How much did you give your son at 5 weeks? Im wondering if feeding my daughter more during the day if she'll sleep for longer stretches..cuz she does not sleep lol"


I feed him when he's hungry so its kinda hard to keep track lol. But around 5 weeks he was taking 5 oz every few hours. I was shocked the first time my son slept thru the night lol. I put him down and figured I'd be up in a few hours with him. But I was wrong. I woke up 8 hours later and he was still sleeping.