When can you expect your baby to start sleeping through?
If she has a good birth mass and takes her feeds well, she may start sleeping through from after the 10 p.m. feed to the 6 a.m. feed between six and 12 weeks. Breast fed babies, however, need one night feed for at least the first three months, that is, there should not be a break of more than 8 hours at a stretch or the mother’s milk supply could be affected or she could become engorged. After the first three months you need not wake your breast fed baby for a feed. Bottle fed babies who are gaining well should not be woken for night feeds, but all babies must be fed if they are hungry at night. If she just seems niggly during the night, check to see if she is warm enough, try patting her for a while and she may go back to sleep. If she is hungry she will wake again soon and you must feed her.