Response 1 of 5: I’d recommend taking cara babies :) around this time, the infamous 3/4 months sleep regression hits so it’s kind of a good opportunity to start sleep training. Most newborns sleep around 8 to 9 hours during the day and 8 hours at night. hi, my baby was 5 weeks early and I had the problem of him not waking for feeds. But she s made up for it by nursing for an hour this morning. He regularly sleeps for 4 1/2 to 5 hours a night before waking up for a feed and today when I had him weighed he is 9lbs which means he has gained 1lb 5oz in 10 days which midwife is happy with. Lasted with occasional exceptions until about 5.5 months when he started waking 1-2 times a night. For example, babies of an age range of 0-4 weeks can sleep for 4 stretch hours at max without any essence of food. Good call on asking your doctor though. My daughter is 5 days old and slept for 4.5 hrs. I'd just check with the dr and see what they say. Enjoy it because it does not last. Newborns should get 14–17 hours of sleep over a 24-hour period, says the National Sleep Foundation. When my baby had jaundice I was also told this by one midwife, but baby was so sleepy, it took us an hour to wake her for a feed. H&H2014 member. My baby is 2 weeks old, and for the last week he will sleep 5-6 hours at night time. This product is displayed based on comments within this post. Ok for newborn to sleep for 4.5 hrs straight? Newborn sleep times can vary widely. Gosh wish my LO (little one) would sleep for that long!! For the fastest help on, More posts in "June 2012 Birth Club" group, Create a post in "June 2012 Birth Club" group, the most helpful and trustworthy pregnancy and parenting information. My first baby was breastfed and she slept 8-10 hours straight at 8 weeks old. I swear she could have slept another half hour to and hour more, as she ate a lot before she went to sleep and was sound asleep. For the past two nights she has consistently slept for a span of 5 hours straight. Be happy! Others sleep for 19 hours a day (Iglowstein et al 2002). I havent gotten to set her down for more than a few minutes since then either. I obviously couldn’t be happier! My first fed day and night every 2 hours for the first 6 months. from start of one to start of next, so only sleeps for 2hours at a time most nights.. we've had a few nights with three hours sleep but mostly not as long as that.... during the day she sleeps for an hour max two at a time.. When  Lexi was small they told me not to let her go more than 4 hours, if they do not get enough milk when they are tiny they tend to sleep more as they have no energy to be awake! Newborns wake every couple of hours to eat. I once slept 17 hours. I was soooo happy, thinking this was the beginning of something beautiful for us both. My older son Max slept 6 hours straight at night from 2 weeks old, by 3 months old it was 9 hours straight and by 6 months old it was 12 hours straight. What are typical newborn baby sleep schedules? By Fionadeassis on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 - 12:26 am: OMG!! Then we just let him sleep and he'd sleep about 4 hours before waking up. Many of us (including pediatricians, authors of baby sleep books, and other baby sleep experts) use the term ‘sleep through the night’ to mean 8-10 (or maybe even 12!) He is very healthy per the pediatrician. With thousands of award-winning articles and community groups, you can track your pregnancy and baby's growth, get answers to your toughest questions, and connect with moms, dads, and expectant parents just like you. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. I feed him and change him and then we sleep again until about 9-10 am. He said to let her sleep. My LO (little one) went 6 hours last night. My newborn-5 days old is slept for 5 hours last night and I regularly have to wake her for a feed. Well, now he’s back to his usual 3-4 hour stretch, followed by a couple of 2 hour stretches during the night. DS slept 11-12 hours straight at night from about 8 weeks. While I feel incredibly lucky, should she be going this long during the night without feeding? maoliver. For the fastest help on, More posts in "August 2009 Birth Club" group, Create a post in "August 2009 Birth Club" group, Breastfeeding: the trick to a comfy latch. My 5-month-old has been sleeping 9-10 hours straight + 2 more hours after nursing for the past two weeks. By Erika Hardison Mar 01, 2020 He's longest feeding he was latched for 3 minutes, and he only ate every 3-4 hours (and that is not including his 6+ hour stretches at night). Some babies sleep for 16 to 18 hours each day, waking up only for short breaks to eat and have a diaper change. Get expert guidance from the world's #1 pregnancy and parenting resource, delivered via email, our apps, and website. My midwife told me to make sure she feeds every 4 hours as she has a tiny bit of jaundice, but i didn't set an alarm (I have a newborn baby-i thot she'd wake me!!) The Health Visitor advised me differently -- she said there will normally be a point in the day where a baby will go for approx 5 hours without food - if it's during the night great. Even then she didn't feed that well. Just so you know, we may earn a commission if you buy something we’ve linked to here. I wasnt expecting her to do so since she hasnt been sleeping well yet so i didnt find the need to set an alarm clock or anything. My LO has never slept longer than 6 hours in his life. I am constantly reading on here about babies that are sleeping through the night/12 hours straight. Newborn sleep is erratic and unpredictable. MW (midwife) told me i must wake him every 3-4 hours for feeds but be led by him at night.....he has failed to gain much weight so im now on 2 hourly feeds but still being led by him through the night and im happy to say i get one block of 5 hours sleep through the night... Joshua is 16 days old and I have always let him dictate feeds. i normally set my alarm to wake my lo up to feed as he is underweight but last nite i fed him b4 bed and he threw up about an ounce and was screaming like he had belly ache poor thing so i thought maybe im feeding him 2 much so i left my alarm off and left him to sleep and he woke up after 5 hours so i got an extra hour and he seems happier for it, he will b a month old on friday so i think im gonna start leaving him 2 wake himself up now. Sleeping through the night is considered 5 hours straight by some docs, others (like my sons doc, says 6 hours straight). 2. :). FTM here! My daughter slept like this straight out of the hospital. I put him down at 10pm after his feeding, and when my husband was leaving for work at 6:45am he asked if I ever fed the baby. As long as baby is getting at least 8 feedings in 24 hours, is gaining weight, and there are no supply issues, I would just be grateful and enjoy the extra sleep. Newborns tend to sleep a lot. The mw told me I was to wake her after 4 hours - I set my alarm but Ella was having none of it. I wouldn't go over 5 without a feeding..but enjoy the sleep! I am breast feeding and pumping so my supply isn't really an issue, and she is eating great during the day (about 8-9 times), and she is not underweight, so is something I should just be thankful for? Only files 8MB or smaller of the following types are supported: JPEG, PNG, GIF. But here's the catch: Most babies don't stay asleep for more than two to four hours at a time, day or night, during the first few weeks of life. You are passing a message to a BabyCenter staff member. As a 6-week-old baby, your newborn will sleep up to 18 hours for every 24 hour period - in their first few days of being alive, they’ll sleep even more! The only thing you should be worried about is why you aren't thanking your lucky stars you ended up with a sleeping newborn. On 5 hours of sleep I feel physically average but mentally primed. Booooohoooo for me! My son did that and has always been a great sleeper...and eater! This product is matched to user comments in this post. A 5 days old, your baby should not sleep more than 1 4-hour stretch in a 24 hour period, especially if he's breastfeeding. He didn't even act like he was starving. June 2014 in June 2014 Moms. Some newborns may sleep up to 18–19 hours a day. 3. Get expert guidance from the world's #1 pregnancy and parenting resource, delivered via email, our apps, and website. Newborn sleeping more than 6+ hours straight a night. During the day he breastfeeds every hour unless he is napping and then it is every 2-3 hours. I even had to wake him up to breastfeed him at that time. Not always, but every once in a while. Newborns sleep an average of 16 or 17 hours a day, with some babies needing a few hours more or less (even this young, babies are individuals). She’s 1 now, still a great sleeper, and in the 90th percentile for height and 97th for weight. – bjarkef Nov 27 '14 at 15:28 My second baby (also exclusively breastfed) did almost as well as my first, sleeping 8-10 hours straight at about 12 weeks old. My second slept 5 hours straight the first night and did similarly or longer from then on. Please flag if you think our product match is incorrect. On 4 hours of sleep, I feel and function at my best. Most also wake up at least every 3 hours to feed. I make sure my lo feeds every 3 3 and a half hours max during the day and then let her dictate the feeds thru the night. I have never forced a feed upon him. We go to bed about 1 am and he wakes around 5-6 am. My newborn-5 days old is slept for 5 hours last night and I regularly have to wake her for a feed. By four weeks, newborn sleep averages about 14 hours. Only files 8MB or smaller of the following types are supported: JPEG, PNG, GIF. But the range is considerable. I was told to wake baby up every 4 hours for a feeding. Naps: 4-5 hours (2-3 naps) 1-2 years. How Long Will My Newborn Sleep? Hi all. She tend to be three hours between feeds i.e. Babies can sometimes sleep for 6 hours at a stretch without food, right after they are 6 months old or higher. BabyCenter aims to share products and services we hope you’ll find interesting and helpful. Our newborn is 5 weeks old, and he eats every couple of hours in the evening, and then sleeps sometimes 7 hours at night. She also had jaundice. I haven't spoken to anyone whose newborn sleeps as much as Noah. Does anyone else's lo sllep this long? 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