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My 6wk old baby fusses all night & sleeps daytime & often needs waking up 4 hourly during the day but hardly sleeps at night. Normal? Formula fed baby

My 6wk old baby fusses all night & sleeps daytime & often needs waking up 4 hourly during the day but hardly sleeps at night. Normal? Formula fed baby

Flipped pattern: This is common to parents who believe they should let baby sleep during the day if they had a bad night. Babies are pattern creatures and this continues until you stop it. Try waking every hour during the day for a minimum of five minutes and leaving alone at night, the pattern should reset within a week. ...Read more

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Why baby cries at night all the time?

Why baby cries at night all the time?

If baby is healthy,: growing & developing normally, most likely you go in, pick her up &/or feed her when she night-cries. Wean her to a cup. Set a regular bedtime & routine: read, soothe, brush her teeth & put her in her own crib in her own room drowsy, but awake, to learn to self-calm for sleep. When you consistently ignore night-crying, it increases at first, then stops. See HealthyChildren.org for graded ignoring. ...Read more

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My baby is 1year old and still drink milk different time at night during sleep w bottles,i tried sippy cup during day but most intake occure at night?

My baby is 1year old and still drink milk different time at night during sleep w bottles,i tried sippy cup during day but most intake occure at night?

See Your Doctor: Persistent night bottle feeding in a 1 yr old may be caused by insufficient solid food consumption during the day and/or behavioral issues which include separation anxiety. Arriving at the cause can be complex, more info is needed eg. detailed dietary history, sleep patterns (past and recent), growth/developmental history, & more. See your doctor now for evaluation and intervention strategies. ...Read more

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3 mos baby is sleeping good at nite, but fights nap time& barely sleeps how many naps=length?

3 mos baby is sleeping good at nite, but fights nap time& barely sleeps how many naps=length?

Great nights!: It's hard to recommend anything that might sacrifice your nights. Preserve that no matter what. For the naps, start a strict daytime feeding schedule of every 2 -3 hours. Force the nap-time, but don't allow the naps to be more than an hour at a time. This will allow your child to get some rest, but hopefully it will not affect your nights. ...Read more

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Why baby not sleeping at night, sleeping at daytime?

Why baby not sleeping at night, sleeping at daytime?

Baby: Babies sleep so many hours that the night alone would not be enough. Plus, they require frequent feeding, so they wake up often. And on top, they are slow eaters (they are very smart on this!). So it is ok. Babies sleep only when they feel like. Gradually, they grow up to adjust to a more normal (for adults) pattern. ...Read more

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Can a baby sleep too much? My baby sleep about 4-5 times a day, not including her bed time at 9pm.

Can a baby sleep too much? My baby sleep about 4-5 times a day, not including her bed time at 9pm.

Age dependent: Sleep duration or number of naps during the day varies with the age of baby. Newborns may sleep for 14-18 hrs a day. As they get older the number of naps decrease. Just make sure that baby is being fed at regular intervals for age. ...Read more

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Toddler not sleeping at night?

Toddler not sleeping at night?

If the pediatrician : says his health, growth & development are normal, set a consistent bedtime & routine: bathe, brush his teeth, read, cuddle, then put him in his own bed in his own room, drowsy but awake, to learn to self-calm for sleep without liquids or a pacifier. Consistently & completely ignore night-crying while it first intensifies before it stops. See the American Academy of Pediatrics HealthyChild app. ...Read more

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1 month old son sleeps through day and awake at night. How to make him sleep at night and awake during day. Please help?

1 month old son sleeps through day and awake at night. How to make him sleep at night and awake during day. Please help?

Change it: Never allow more than 2 hours of sleep in a single segment during the day,waking up the baby to feed.Change then and stimulate them until tired, then put to crib to sleep another 2 hr segment. At night, allow baby to sleep any length of time, feeding only if they wake, then back to bed. Babies are capable of only one deep sleep period of 4 hours/day. Let it happen during the day and this happens ...Read more

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2 month old baby. Bottle fed. She drinks about 1 to 1.5 oz milk a time. Every hour intervals. At night she sleeps for 7 hours and not fed . Proper?

2 month old baby. Bottle fed. She drinks  about 1 to 1.5 oz milk a time. Every hour intervals. At night she sleeps for 7 hours and not fed . Proper?

Pumped milk, right?: Babies drink breast milk, either pumped or directly from the breast. Formula (not cow milk) is an option if there is not enough breast milk. In nature, nobody knows how much a baby drinks, because she drinks from the breast. That being said, if a normal healthy 2 month-old wakes every hour and only drinks 1.5 oz, she can be gradually increased to 3 oz per feeding and will likely sleep better. ...Read more

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2 month old baby drinks 1.5 oz formula milk every hour. Less breast milk. At night 7 hours sleep and not fed. Is it proper? giving zincovit drops too.

2 month old baby drinks 1.5 oz formula milk every hour. Less breast milk. At night 7 hours sleep and not fed. Is it proper? giving zincovit drops too.

Overnight sleep! : Yes, a 7 hour stretch of sleep is appropriate for a 2 month old. Congratulations! On demand feeds are best while awake. Is she gaining weight well? This is the best indicator of her milk intake's adequacy. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Using diapers for baby night and day time will cause baby health?

Using diapers for baby night and day time will cause baby health?

Diapers: The question is a bit unclear, but the utilization of diapers during the day and at night have not been linked to any serious health consequences. ...Read more

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Newborn crying all day. No symptoms of being sick. Very fussy during breast feeding.

Newborn crying all day. No symptoms of being sick. Very fussy during breast feeding.

It gets easier with: Time to interpret your baby's cries. Unfortunately, when babies cry they swallow air. The smooth muscle of the intestine isn't synchronized yet to pass the air out. If baby seems gag when starting to nurse, he may need a burp. I'll ask my arabic-speaking daughter to help explain the " football hold" or "colic carry" to you to help baby pass gas. When all else fails, allow your baby to self-calm. ...Read more

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My baby is we days old, sleeps during day and wakes during night . how to make him sleep at night and awake during day?

My baby is we days old,  sleeps during day and wakes during night . how to make him sleep at night and awake during day?

You can't, but you : can promote sleep consolidation at night between 1-4 months. Put him on his back in his crib with no loose bedding or items when he is drowsy, but awake to learn to self-calm to sleep. Babies cry out during light sleep; it's easier to wait till he's fully awake before feeding if you put him in his own room. See tips on healthy children.org. Play during daylight; minimize interaction at night. ...Read more

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Our 2 month old eats 4.5-5oz of formula every 2 hours while awake, but goes 6-7 hours at night without eating while sleeping. Is he eating too much?

Our 2 month old eats 4.5-5oz of formula every 2 hours while awake, but goes 6-7 hours at night without eating while sleeping. Is he eating too much?

Normal: this is normal. Within the next two month you should move to every 3-4 hours during the day and sleeping the whole night ...Read more

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My month old baby keeps throwing up after every feeding. What could be wrong? Breastfeed during the day, 2 bottles of 2oz newborn formula at night.

My month old baby keeps throwing up after every feeding. What could be wrong? Breastfeed during the day, 2 bottles of 2oz newborn formula at night.

Esophageal Reflux: Or gastro-esophageal reflux disease. Occurs when lower esophageal sphincter is loose, doesn't close, stomach content comes up as vomiting. Make sure, when feeding, head 45 degree upright, a good seal while nursing, no gap, so that baby doesn't swallow air. Burp up halfway and after feeding, keep baby upright for 1/2 hour. If not better, anytime projectile vomit, poor wt. Gain, see doc asap. ...Read more

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14 month old baby boy.breast feeding he still wakes up multiple times at night and feeds.have never slept entire night wirh out disturbance. Reasons?

14 month old baby boy.breast feeding he still wakes up multiple times at night and feeds.have never slept entire night wirh out disturbance. Reasons?

You trained him to: A 14 month old does not need to feed at night. He may eat less during the day and pattern a need at night, but only because you let him.He likely enjoys the nurturing during the period of separation anxiety normal to all at that age. Either continue indefinitely, or end night feeds. You may need to sleep in a chair nearby until he can accept a new pattern at night. ...Read more

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My 15 month old son has long frequent night wakings and never slept through night. He takes one good midday nap and goes to bed at the same time?

Sleep routines: All adults & kids wake in the night but most learn to resettle & most don't remember the event.An infant that never learned to start sleep alone is unlikely to do so in the night. Day naps should be limited to no > 2hrs or the kid can flip his day/night pattern.Shaping a bedtime routine that allows baby to unwind, listen to a story, but settle in bed alone can also improve this problem. ...Read more

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Have 13mnths old baby.BFing intensively on demand+solids.wakes up and is fussy 5-6times a night.put back to sleep by BFing.normal?cant sleep all night

Have 13mnths old baby.BFing intensively on demand+solids.wakes up and is fussy 5-6times a night.put back to sleep by BFing.normal?cant sleep all night

Successful weaning: If you have decided to start weaning try gradually decreasing frequency & duration of breast feeding, best to try skipping feeds during the day when your infant can be diverted. Explore other reasons for the disturbance of sleep schedule; attachment issues, need for non nutritive suck, insufficient milk production / inadequate milk intake etc. This is a good point of discussion with the doctor. ...Read more

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12 wk old only latching about 5-7 mins. Hasn't pooped 48 hours and slightly fussy. Sleeping all night and one 4 hour nap. Making enough milk?

12 wk old only latching about 5-7 mins. Hasn't pooped 48 hours and slightly fussy. Sleeping all night and one 4 hour nap. Making enough milk?

Breastfeeding: Its possible you are, best answer would be if the baby is gaining appropriate weight on their checkups. The pooping shouldn't play a role on if you have enough milk. The fussiness is likely related to not pooping. ...Read more