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As a new mom i need to know how long do babies sleep for?

As a new mom i need to know how long do babies sleep for?

@ 16 hours: Newborns sleep 8-9 daytime hours & 8-9 nighttime hours awakening every 3-4 hours to eat. Babies begin sleeping through the night (6-8 hours) at age 3 months. ...Read more

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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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20m old boy started pulling moms hair recently 3 weeks back.now desperate esp night when sleep.wake up due to this.is it normal.what can be done ?

20m old boy started pulling moms hair recently 3 weeks back.now desperate esp night when sleep.wake up due to this.is it normal.what can be done 


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Separate at night: A toddler can be (should be) in another room sleeping safely if there is another room. His room should be fully childproof. If there is no other room, then a big playpen will do. Extinguishing bad habits often requires a combination of praising good behaviors (nice words + hugs), while using Time-Out for bad behaviors. One and a half minutes of Time-Out is fine for a one and a half year-old. ...Read more

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My baby often cried while sleeping and call "mom mom"?

My baby often cried while sleeping and call "mom mom"?

Babies: Please clarify what your question is. It sounds like you are asking if there is a problem with your baby crying for you at night. Opinions vary on this, but at least a little bit is normal. ...Read more

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Lactation problem with infant boy. 11 days old, refuses to suck his mom's breasts but does suck the bottle. Please helpppp. Thx, a distraught dad.

Lactation problem with infant boy. 11 days old,  refuses to suck his mom's breasts but does suck the bottle. Please helpppp. Thx, a distraught dad.

lactation problem: Suggest you contact the la lache league organization. Check google for office nearest you. Great information is available from the la lache league. Go online asap. ...Read more

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What is the best sleep solution for my mom at 93?

What is the best sleep solution for my mom at 93?

Depends: Good sleep hygiene is very important at any age, also try melatonin over the counter that is a natural biological substance responsible for circadian rhythms ( sleep-wake cycle), if that doesn't work than consult with your mom's doctor, they will be able to chose the most appropriate therapy taking in consideration your mom's medical problems and all the medications she is on. ...Read more

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What can I do if my mom is 88 years old and starting to sleep all the time, what can I do?

What can I do if my mom is 88 years old and starting to sleep all the time, what can I do?

See details: Have her see her doctor and find out if there is an underlying medical condition or if one of your mother's medications could be causing it. ...Read more

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My mom can't sleep and she's having anger issues can someone please tell me what could possibly be the reason?

My mom can't sleep and she's having anger issues can someone please tell me what could possibly be the reason?

If she is angry: When she tries to sleep then it will keep her brain stimulated. One needs to slow down the brain to fall asleep. It would be a good idea for your mother to have this medically evaluated. ...Read more

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I feel very anxious 6 weeks after my mom's death, my sleep is not good at all.What medication should I ask for to calm me down ?

I feel very anxious 6 weeks after my mom's death, my sleep is not good at all.What medication should I ask for to calm me down ?

Grief counseling: I'm sorry for your loss. Rather than meds, it may help you much more to have a safe place to share your experiences. Some people benefit from grief support groups; others prefer working 1-on-1 with grief counselors. Talk with your physician about options. There are also many sleep and anti-anxiety meds which could be used to help you temporarily. Your doctor can decide this when seeing you. ...Read more

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My children never sleep they are on meds and have been tried on diffront ones even what do I do please help! ty a mom going crazy!?

My children never sleep they are on meds and have been tried on diffront ones even what do I do please help! ty a mom going crazy!?

Too little info: You need to see a specialist, either a child and adolescent psychiatrist or behavioral and developmental pediatrician, to go over with you in detail what is happening. Without know the age of the children, their diagnoses, and what medications they may be taking--and why--it is impossible even to suggest what might be helpful. ...Read more

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My mom had a severe stoke two months ago and can not sleep now. She survives on less than a hour a day. What can we do to help her sleep?

My mom had a severe stoke two months ago and can not sleep now.  She survives on less than a hour a day.  What can we do to help her sleep?

Insomnia: Given complexity of elderly patients meds this should be discussed with primary care. If she is sleeping alot during the day get her up and about and increase her physical and mental activity significantly, during the day. Avoid any stimulants especially caffeine after the morning. ...Read more