Baby's starting to sleep for longer intervals — up to five or six hours at a time, if you're lucky. While she's probably still waking up for nighttime feedings, you can try to space them out by increasing the amount of milk she drinks during the day, particularly before bedtime. Weaning baby off nighttime feedings is the first step toward sleeping through the night, but as always, follow baby's lead. She'll let you know when she's ready to start going longer between feedings.
[tip] If baby falls asleep during feedings, dribbling milk on his lips or juggling your breast or bottle in his mouth should get him up and eating.
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All medical information reviewed by Dr. Paula Prezioso of Pediatric Associates in New York City
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