Last night was rough. L cluster fed pretty much all night, and when she wasn't eating she was crying in the arms of my very tired husband. Now she's finally out, and it's creeping up on four hours since her last meal.
The doctor said to wake her if it's been more than 4 hours, but the way this kid eats and poops I'm not too worried about her not getting enough food. She nursed 16 times yesterday, emptying at least one boob each time. She goes through an insane number of wet and soiled diapers each day. She's 9 days old.
Are there other risks to letting her wake up on her own? And how long does this "wake the sleeping baby" business go on? When is it OK to let her sleep as long as she wants?