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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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Overly worried about newborn's health. Can't and won't leave her side, only when relayed. Can't sleep well Google everything. Are these signs of PPD?

Overly worried about newborn's health. Can't and won't leave her side, only when relayed. Can't sleep well Google everything. Are these signs of PPD?

Anxiety: It sounds more like anxiety than post-partum depression. You are a concerned mother. Post-partum depression typically causes not enough attention to the new baby. It is ok to be so careful the first one to 3 months, but you do need your sleep, too. Babies awaken during the night for feeding which makes sleep difficult at first anyway. If unable to sleep, please see your doctor. Use a baby monitor. ...Read more

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Our newborn was waking up every hour the first 2 nights. A baby nurse had  put him to sleep on his side and he slept 3, was this a mistake due 2 sids?

Our newborn was waking up every hour the first 2 nights. A baby nurse had  put him to sleep on his side and he slept 3, was this a mistake due 2 sids?

Worrisome: The last data I reviewed show side sleeping as risky as belly sleeping in the first 4 months of life.Unfortunately, if you pattern a baby to side or belly sleep in the first few days of life, they may resist back sleeping.During the early years of "back to sleep" I threatened to have baby nurses fired if I ever saw a newborn in these positions, it stopped and my babies accepted back sleep ...Read more

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Breastmilk might have gone into my newborn's ear while co-sleeping. His right side of face/hair was wet from my breast leaking. What should I do?

Breastmilk might have gone into my newborn's ear while co-sleeping. His right side of face/hair was wet from my breast leaking. What should I do?

No problem...: Just rinse it out with a little warm water, pat ear dry and if you have a hair dryer that has an air dry setting, you can gently on low setting blow dry. Otherwise just let it air dry after rinsing it out. Breast milk has such good antibodies in it, that it is not likely to cause any problems even if you do nothing. Thanks for breast feeding! be careful about co-sleeping... ...Read more

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Can a newborn sleep too much?

Can a newborn sleep too much?

Possibly: A baby should have wakeful periods between feeds that increase as baby gets older. If you have to wake baby up to feed, even after 4 hours, there may time for concern. ...Read more

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Is my newborn sleeping to much?

Is my newborn sleeping to much?

Normal sleep in nb: The answers vary but normal sleep in newborn term infant is between 16-20 hours. By 3 months this can decrease to 14-16 hours. ...Read more

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New baby/how to get newborn to sleep?

New baby/how to get newborn to sleep?

These things...: Swaddling, rocking, soft sounds such as humming or singing, sucking , make sure they are clean and well fed. ...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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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

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


Dr. Robert Kwok
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Children's Health (Definition)

Children's health refers broadly to the health maintenance and prevention ...Read more