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10 Sep 2007

sleeping through

another question: I was told by the baby clinic to ensure baby gets fed every 5 hours at night. But she would happily keep sleeping if I don't wake her - and we even struggle to wake her sometimes for her feed at 3am. When can I start leaving her to sleep through for longer than 5 hours? she is picking up +-300g per week on breastmilk.

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childhood diseases

01 Jan 0001

Why do you need to wake her? The fact that she sleeps through means she is content and is not being woken up by being hungry.
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