A 40-year-old member asked:
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tell me how much should newborn babies sleep?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
16hrs/d+: They seldom sleep more than 4hrs in a row but get 16-18 hrs/24.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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