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My Newborn Loves Sleeping On Her Side
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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