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Is it normal for my newborn to sleep more then 6 hours without eating?

Is it normal for my newborn to sleep more then 6 hours without eating?

It depends!: If your baby is having plenty of wet diapers and is growing well, then your baby is getting plenty of food. If you feel that he/she is not gaining weight well or is not producing enough urine, please call your baby's doctor today. ...Read more

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My newborn's hands and legs twitch when she's sleeping. Is this normal?

My newborn's hands and legs twitch when she's sleeping. Is this normal?

Yes: Babies have up to 50% rem and lack atonia unlike children and adults so it is normal to see tonic rem twitches in body and face. ...Read more

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My newborn is always asleep and i have to wake him up to feed him, he barely eat, he's not sick and he is 11 days old now. is this normal for his age?

My newborn is always asleep and i have to wake him up to feed him, he barely eat, he's not sick and he is 11 days old now. is this normal for his age?

Weight gain: Please check the baby's weight. His weight should not be less than what he weighed at birth. Monitor the weight weekly to ensure that he is gaining weight. You should consult your doctor if he does not gain weight. In any case he should be checked in the well baby clinic at regular intervals. ...Read more

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How many hours should my newborn be sleeping?

How many hours should my newborn be sleeping?

16-22 hours: Newborns sleep a lot, but not for long stretches at a time. Newborns need to eat every 3 hours or so (and sometimes more frequently) so between eating, changing their diapers and putting them down it doesn't allow for a long continuous stretch of sleep. By 3 months most babies can go 6 hours (at night) and some may even sleep through the night by 4 months! ...Read more

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My 9 month old has fever no vomiting her poop is very soft like a newborn she is sleeping a lot during the day n not eating as much is this normal?

My 9 month old has fever no vomiting her poop is very soft like a newborn she is sleeping a lot during the day n not eating as much is this normal?

Fever: She may be sleeping a lot because of dehydration caused by the fever and soft stools. Therefore it is important to give your child electrolyte containing fluids If condition gets worse see your doctor ...Read more

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Is it normal for a newborns white of eye to be grayish yellow like. And for him to sleep so much. He is only awake for a total of 3 hours a day?

Is it normal for a newborns white of eye to be grayish yellow like. And for him to sleep so much. He is only awake for a total of 3 hours a day?

Jaundice?: What you describe could indicate jaundice. While it is usually benign, severe jaundice (kernicterus) can actually cause brain damage. I would recommend having your newborn seen by a pediatrician asap. ...Read more

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Is it okay for my newborn to sleep in a crib?

Is it okay for my newborn to sleep in a crib?

Crib is ok: A crib is fine. It must meet safety standards so be careful of used cribs avoiding any built in the 1970's or earlier. Those have crib spindles/slats that are too widely spaced and may have lead paint. Also check for any mfg recalls. No bumpers, pillows, toys should be in the crib. A blanket snuggly swaddled around baby is fine but no other blankets. Check at www.Aap.Org for all crib safety tips. ...Read more

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