A 23-year-old female asked:
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is it okay for 6 week old to sleep 8-10 hours during the night ? recently won't wake up for night feedings . what's longest to go before waking?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Yes. As long as your: Baby is alert, active, feeding well ; growing along his/her growth curve, enjoy the rest. Establish a consistent bedtime ; routine now -read, rock, wipe out baby's mouth after the last feed, ; put baby to bed drowsy, but awake to self-calm to sleep, ; you'll avoid behavior problems if he's among the 50% of babies who begin to night-wake at 6 months. He'll be able to go back to sleep on his own.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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