My six week old has been sleeping in 7-8 hour stretches at night for the past 3 weeks. I told my pediatrician this and she told me that at this age she should be sleeping 5-6 hours and then I should wake her up. Is this odd? She's my 3rd baby so I'm loving her sleeping pattern since my older two never slept well. I guess I just don't see the need to wake her if she is sleeping well. I am up in the night with my two year old, and going to the bathroom so I check on her all throughout the night (she's in a RNP next to my bed). Would you do what the pediatrician suggested or leave her to sleep on her own schedule?