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What age should I let my newborn let me know when shes ready to eat I sometimes have to wake her to feed her other wise she'll sleep. Im breastfeeding?

What age should I let my newborn let me know when shes ready to eat I sometimes have to wake her to feed her other wise she'll sleep. Im breastfeeding?

Now! : Feed her every three hours during the day, let her fall asleep on her own.Get her into the habit so it is not something new that she has to do in case she wakes up in the middle of the night.Goal-for you & your baby to sleep thru the night at least 8 hours & no night feedings!you will enjoy your baby much better, always happy & work faster.If you want a life, do it. My moms are very happy! ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Newborn stool green creamy watery.Fart very smelly.Hard for him to push stool & fart cuz face turn red & interrupt his sleep.Eat powder formula+breast?

Newborn stool green creamy watery.Fart very smelly.Hard for him to push stool & fart cuz face turn red & interrupt his sleep.Eat powder formula+breast?

Newborn stool: It is very common for newborns to push, grunt and have their face turn red when trying to have a stool. The green stool may be due to the formula he is drinking, from the iron tablets you are taking or just be normal. ...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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Our newborn baby wont sleep on his back, what are our options?

Our newborn baby wont sleep on his back, what are our options?

Several: Will baby sleep in his carseat ? Will he sleep on his side with wedges? Try those two options and if they don't work write back. ...Read more

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If my newborn won’t sleep on her back, will she get sids?

If my newborn won’t sleep on her back, will she get sids?

Probably not: Fortunately, very few babies die of sids. Years ago in america, when babies slept on their tummies, about 3 babies out of every 1000 would die of sids. Nowadays, when babies sleep on their backs, about 1 to 1.5 babies per 1000 die of sids. So, the chances of not getting sids is better if sleeping on the back. Parents should talk with the doctor if a baby won't sleep on his/her back. ...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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How much sleep should my newborn get each day?

How much sleep should my newborn get each day?

12-15 hours per day: On average, an infant will sleep roughly 12-15 hours per day. For most babies, that will be a combination of 10-12 hours at night and 2-4 hours of napping throughout the day. ...Read more

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For each day how much should a newborn baby sleep?

For each day how much should a newborn baby sleep?

Total sleep time: Is ~18 hours/day, in 2-4 hour naps. Infants have more rem sleep than adults. Co-sleeping increases chances of parents' misinterpreting brief arousals as awakenings requiring feeds. To promote consolidation of sleep, stable pm bedtime, appropriate sleep associations (falling asleep in own bed in own room), & allowing self-regulation ( infant calms himself back to sleep) should be in place by 3 mo. ...Read more

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


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