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#1 of 3 Old 06-27-2008, 06:16 PM - Thread Starter
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my 4 week old son has had a pretty consistant sleep pattern since i gave birth. he usually goes to sleep around 10pm. i wake him up around 3:30 to nurse and again at 6:30. than he sleeps til about 9am. i only breast feed him. is it normal for a baby to want to sleep for such a long stretch of time? i wake him because i get full. he seems to eat well. plenty of wet diapers and outgrowing his clothes.my last baby would wake every 1 1/2 to 2 hours to nurse during the nite. it was like that for months. does anyone else have a breastfed newborn who sleeps so good during the nite?

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I hate to say it for fear of jinxing it, but my DD sleeps the same as yours.
I have alarms set up at 330 and 630 as well.
I supplement one feeding with formula because of low supply (that's growing with goats rue and fenugreek )

I asked my pedi about it and he told me to stop the alarms if I wanted to. She's a month old and can sleep if I want her to. I am waiting until 6 weeks to make sure my fullest supply is built.

If you think everything is ok I say let him wake you!
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Hey mamas, could you please answer on her cross-posted thread in LWAB?


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