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Old 03-30-2011, 02:36 PM   #1
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12 hours a day without eating?

My 3 month old son goes to bed every night at 8pm, he used to wake up for 2 feedings a night, but lately he is sleeping through as late as 8 or 9 am without waking to feed.

This is worrisome for me. Should I be waking him up to nurse?

He is already on the slow side when it comes to weekly gaining, nothing dramatic but a big under what is the norm.

I am worried about him. He sucks his hands in his sleep but doesn't wake up

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Re: 12 hours a day without eating?

If he is doing it on his own, since he's a tad older, I'd say it's fine, but I'd really work on tanking him up during the day. If he starts to not gain right, maybe do 1 night waking, but if he's peeing and pooping and gaining ok, even if it's on his own little curve, I don't see a reason for alarm.
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:47 PM   #3
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Re: 12 hours a day without eating?

My babies do that too. But, they are slow gainers. So, with my most recent babies, I woke them around 11pm right before I went to bed and gave them a "dream feed." It really helped them gain. The other thing to think about is your supply. Your supply will probably suffer if you go that long. After a while, I let them sleep, around 6 months, but I still pump at that time. They are 11 months now. Enjoy the sleep.
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:47 PM   #4
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Re: 12 hours a day without eating?

As the mom of a 15m old who STILL wakes several times a night for milk... leave him!!

Well, really I'd follow his cues. If he's good to go, then great! His STTN may change though, so be prepared.

I've had several friends who EBFd their babies and they STTN almost right away. Yes, I'm horribly jealous but it can be normal.
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:51 PM   #5
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Re: 12 hours a day without eating?

JMO since I've had to deal with a small baby that was also slow to gain...wake him. I would get at least 2 feedings in a night regardless. Some babies are too lazy to wake up themselves to eat, like my DS was.
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