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Old 08-17-2009, 11:44 AM - Thread Starter
 
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She's been sleeping about 7 hours a night for the past week and that freaked me out a bit but I let it go. Last night it was 9 hours, however, and that seems too long for her to go without eating. She's only 6 weeks! But I had to wake her up this morning, and after she ate she went right back to sleep. I don't doubt she would have kept right on sleeping quite a while longer if I hadn't woken her.

In addition, she vomited last night (seemed perfectly happy about it, though) and only poops every 3-4 days. She is breastfed exclusively. Temp normal.

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Did she vomit? Or spit up a bunch?

I'd kiss her and tell her she's the sweetest little thing!

If she's pooing and growing...go with it!

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Old 08-17-2009, 11:56 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm pretty sure it was vomit. There was a river of fluid, and I could smell the stomach bile.

Kisses and sweet words are always our first step! She gets that no matter what.

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I would bet you a kajillion dollars that as soon as you embrace her sleep habbits, she will go right into a growth spurt and start nursing every hour.

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Enjoy it while it lasts. But also, don't let her go too long without eating. I would wake her at least every four hours to eat. If she seems lethargic or unable to wake up to latch, I would take her to a ped. It is normal for babies this age to sleep for long periods of time, and many just wake up to nurse and then go right back to sleep. But if youre having trouble waking her to eat, that's a different story. It's probably nothing though. She might just be growing quickly and needs her rest!

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If your DD is gaining and peeing/pooing enough, then it shouldn't be an issue...but check with your health care provider if you feel like it might be something more.

My DS slept a 7-8 hour stretch every night from day 2, until he hit a growth spurt at 3 months...so like a PP said, enjoy it while you can!

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Personally, with a normal 6 week old, I would not wake them at night to nurse.

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My dd was sleeping that long at that age - even earlier I think - and she's now a chubby and healthy 7-month-old. I've never purposely woken her up.
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