Hello Maree - my husband and I are first time parents of a 12wk baby girl. I would just like to know whether it is normal/common to wake a baby for a feed? We`ve noticed that for a few weeks now we`ve had to wake her for her last feed of the day. In the last 2 to 3 weeks she`s dropped a feed down to 5 feeds in a 24 hour period. Her usual feeding routine (driven by her) is roughly something like this: 5am, 8am, 12pm, 4pm and 8pm. If I didn`t wake her at 8pm she`d sleep from about 5pm through to midnight which is not as nice as waking her for an 8pm feed then having her sleep through the night to roughly 5am! She`s a happy, healthly weight baby and I am soley breastfeeding. I just can`t help but feel really guilty each time I wake her as she is quite soundly asleep. Is it odd that she would want to sleep for roughly 7 hours from 5pm and is it ok for me to wake her for a 8pm feed or is there another solution. I really don`t want to be getting up for a midnight feed especially since I am quite used to getting decent sleep again!