I'm hungry and I can't wake up!
June 18, 2010 2:26 PM Subscribe
How long is too long for a breastfed baby to sleep at night?
posted by anonymous to home & garden (22 answers total)
So, our 11 day old had classic growth spurt behavior yesterday - eating every hour or so, never really settling down to sleep, being very alert and fussy. Thanks to the Moby wrap, we finally got her to calm down in the evening, and after a nice long meal she settled in and slept for almost seven hours! (not in the wrap)
Now, I've heard that you shouldn't wake up a baby in a growth spurt, but have also heard that breastfed newborns need to be woken up to eat every 4 hours or they won't get enough. Which is it? YANMP and all that - I'm just wondering if her body would actually let her sleep through true hunger.
I'm posting this question anonymously because we are in the process of adopting our daughter and need to maintain radio silence until things are finalized. Thanks!