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Blog Results:


  71 (47%)


No–milk supply compromised

  3 (2%)


No–milk supply fine

  75 (50%)



Votes so far: 149

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No–milk supply compromised



No–milk supply fine




Yes=38 (51%)

No–Milk Supply Compromised=1 (less than 1%)

No–Milk Supply Fine=35 (47%)


Total of 74 votes



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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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  1. Mollyanne
    March 8, 2012 / 1:58 AM

    I wish there had been an option for "No – the baby never once slept 5 hours that early." 🙂

  2. Rochelle
    March 8, 2012 / 2:18 AM

    I'm with Mollyanne…the *only* time I woke my son to eat in the middle of the night (besides the DF) was when he was a few hours old at the hospital and he really really didn't wnat to eat. After that night he never slept longer than 5 hours for the early months. 🙂

  3. Katy
    March 8, 2012 / 2:06 PM

    I NEVER woke my son up. When he was young he was sleeping 8 hrs. He was chunky enough that I didn't bother and my supply was never harmed. If only he had kept sleeping that well. Ha!

  4. Koala Mama
    March 12, 2012 / 2:57 AM

    Hahaha, neither of my kids slept that long for months. They had allergies. I guess it might be different once your milk is "established," but I did manage to keep my supply for 2 years with the first and so far 15 with the second, just by sticking to a schedule, even when we were down to 2-3 feeds/day.

  5. Custom Covers
    July 27, 2012 / 5:14 AM

    Same here, both of my sons wouldnt sleep for more than 3 hrs at night. They would fuss enough to where it would wake me and it was right around the 2-3 hr feeding time, so instead of letting them escalate I would pick them right up and nurse them, and it was easier for them to fall back asleep. Normally when I did it this way, they never even opened their eyes. They ate and when they were done, they would push off and go back to sleep.

  6. Lauren Rose Jordan
    February 23, 2013 / 11:43 PM

    My 8 week is old is now sleeping through the night on the schedule of 7-10-1-4-7-10… My question is should I still wake up and pump once in the middle of the night to keep my supply up? I'd LOVE the sleep but I'm nervous to go that long without stimulating my milk. Thanks so much!

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