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Should you wake up a sleeping one month old infant to breastfeed or just allow them to wake up naturally?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
A one month old can easily sleep 8-10 hours straight if allowed to. They can make up any nutrition needs by feeding more effectively during the day. Feeding no closer than 1/2 hr before bedtime can help make this happen since they do not require feeding to trigger sleep. Self settling and good sleep are what you want an infant to learn.
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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
As a mother of two children and as a Docotr. My advice is to let the baby sleep. The baby will let you know when he/she is hungry. The natural way is the best way. Good luck!
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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Agree with the other doctors re letting the baby sleep. Just also be sure that you keep up with your pediatrician visits to be sure that the baby is gaining weight and growing appropriately. If they are stooling and urinating well, that is also a sign that they’re getting enough from the daytime feeds.
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Last updated Jan 7, 2022

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