My twins will be 10 weeks old tomorrow (4 weeks old adjusted age) and are eating every 3-4 hours during the day. Spencer takes 3.5 - 4oz per feeding, Willow takes 4 - 4.5 oz per feeding. For the past couple of nights, my son has been sleeping for about 5 hours during the night....last night he ate at 11:45pm and woke up around 5am, which I think is normal and doesn't concern me. My daughter however is sleeping for 9-10 hours during the night. Last night she ate around 7pm, finished the bottle around 7:20pm and didn't wake up to eat until 5am. She takes a full 5 oz during the first bottle of the day. She'd probably take more if I offered it to her but she has the tendency to spit up if she gets overfull so I haven't increased her morning bottle yet. While I'm not complaining that she's sleeping so well, I'm wondering if it's ok to let her sleep that long at this stage.
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11-10-2011, 05:17 AM #1
Sleeping through the night?
11-10-2011, 08:30 AM #2
how is her weight? If her weight is ok, and she's gaining well, then I'd let her sleep.
11-10-2011, 08:37 AM #3
She had her 2-month checkup last week and weighed 8 lbs 2 oz. She'd gained just over a pound in two weeks and the pediatrician said her weight was on track.
Oh, after her taking 5 oz at 5am, she slept until 9:30am and took just shy of 5 oz again.....maybe 4 3/4 oz.
11-10-2011, 11:33 AM #4
I'd say let them sleep.
Zachary is nearing 10 pounds, but is still on a every 3 hour schedule, nights included. He will eat between 3 to 4 oz at each feeding. We've tried everything we can think of, but he is not going to budge on his 3 hour feeding. He has recently been diagnosed with reflux, so that may be part of our problem.
11-10-2011, 11:37 AM #5
She sounds like she's gaining great, so let her sleep and live it up!! My preemie was not gaining, or eating well, so he ate every 2.5 hours for 15 months. Of course he got in the habit of taking just very small amounts so it was a vicious cycle and impossible to break until we got his weight somewhat under control.
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She might also be going through a growth spurt, when mine did that they slept a lot and ate a lot. Once the spurt was over they would sleep for shorter stretches. Frequently my DD would go through that first and then not long after DS did. I always hoped they would do it together but it rarely worked out that way.Liz (37) DH (37)
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11-10-2011, 01:28 PM #7
Thanks everyone ~ I'll see how she does over the next few days and if it's a growth spurt or if she's really sleeping through the night already. After today's 9:30am feeding, she slept about 4 hours and took her usual 4.5 oz.
Dawn ~ Spencer just started doing the 5-hour stretch at night. Hopefully when Zachary's reflux gets under control, he'll start sleeping more for you. Sleep deprivation is the worst!
11-18-2011, 10:04 PM #8
I agree with the other girls, as long as she's at the right weight...see it as a gift !
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