Let Sleeping Babes Lie?

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Let Sleeping Babes Lie?

Post by Jenbt85 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:20 am

DD is 7 weeks tomorrow and is going through a patch of amazing sleep. I'm appreciating it for as long as it lasts! During the day, we have periods of cluster feeding and are feeding on demand - I have no idea how frequently as I just feed without thinking. Output is good, nappies suggest she is drowning in milk.

This week, she's been doing one 4/5 hour stretch overnight and then 2-3 hourly thereafter. Last night she went to sleep around 8:30 and only woke at 4:00 for a feed, so about 7.5 hours.

Please tell me I don't have to set alarms to feed and that it's not harming her to just let her sleep and go that long without a feed? If (when) she becomes more wakeful at night, my supply would adjust right?

By writing this, I know I'm ending the good spell of sleep :D
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Re: Let Sleeping Babes Lie?

Post by MamaMagoO? » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:01 am

No need to wake a sleeping baby if all signs indicate they are getting plenty of milk.

Enjoy the sleep while it lasts (I really hope you haven't jinxed it by posting :wink: )
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Re: Let Sleeping Babes Lie?

Post by Jenbt85 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:45 am

Exactly what I wanted to hear :D

This absolutely won't last, but I'm going to maximise my sleep while it does.
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Re: Let Sleeping Babes Lie?

Post by Yankee » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:51 pm

So .... did it last? :-D
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Re: Let Sleeping Babes Lie?

Post by Jenbt85 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:49 pm

*whispers* we're down to one brief waking per night. I haven't been this rested in years!

*touches all wood around her*
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Re: Let Sleeping Babes Lie?

Post by Esther » Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:28 pm

Jenbt85 wrote:*touches all wood around her*
Feel free to bang on my head as needed 8)
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Re: Let Sleeping Babes Lie?

Post by Yankee » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:17 pm

Enjoy! At least until the four month ... oh I won't say it I don't want to jinx it!!!
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Re: Let Sleeping Babes Lie?

Post by Penguin » Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:44 pm

Jenbt85 wrote:*whispers* we're down to one brief waking per night. I haven't been this rested in years!

*touches all wood around her*
I was saying a similar thing a few months ago!
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Re: Let Sleeping Babes Lie?

Post by Jenbt85 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:47 pm

Yankee wrote:Enjoy! At least until the four month ... oh I won't say it I don't want to jinx it!!!
That's exactly when it all went wrong for us last time!

Penguin, hopefully C gives you longer stretches soon :D
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Re: Let Sleeping Babes Lie?

Post by Jenbt85 » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:48 pm

Esther wrote:
Jenbt85 wrote:*touches all wood around her*
Feel free to bang on my head as needed 8)
My goodness, if your head is made of wood then mine must be made of straw! :D
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