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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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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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How can I get enough sleep with a newborn?

How can I get enough sleep with a newborn?

Sleep like your baby: Once your joyous bundle arrives, sleep suddenly becomes a hot commodity. Only getting 2-3 hours of shut eye at a time can be quite a shock to your system. Just remember this: it won't last forever and you will get more sleep with each passing month. Take these midnight nursing and feeding sessions for what they are, intimate bonding time for you and your baby. Also? Sleep when the baby sleeps. ...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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Can you describe how much does a newborn sleep?

Can you describe how much does a newborn sleep?

Sleep - newborn: During the first month, you baby's interest is sleep - waking up only when hungry, when dirty or wet, when bored and when in pain. So in a 24-hour timeframe, s/he may sleep as much as 16 hours ...Read more

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How long should a newborn sleep for at night?

How long should a newborn sleep for at night?

Up for feed every3-4: Newborns sleep about 20 hours out of 24 a day. Initially day and night should be about the same. The baby needs to feed every 3-4 hours day and night. Initially if your baby gets to that 4 hour limit, you need to gently stir them to feed.Once your baby is gaining good weight and is back to birth weight, you might be able to stretch that night feed to 5 hours. Ask your baby's doc how often! ...Read more

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How long does a newborn sleep usually?

16 to 20 hours : Typically 16 to 20 hours a day of course not all at once in between there is feeding, diaper changing crying and loving to be done. ...Read more

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My newborn sleeps a lot. He is 3 days old. Since we brought him home today he barely want to be nursed. He only wants to sleep. Please help.

My newborn sleeps a lot. He is 3 days old. Since we brought him home today he barely want to be nursed. He only wants to sleep. Please help.

Sleepy baby: This is very normal. Be sure that he is urinating (peeing), having bowel movements (pooping) and sucks his feeding vigorously, before going back to sleep. It is not unusual for a new newborn to sleep 20 hours in a day! ...Read more

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Can you describe how much should a newborn sleep?

Can you describe how much should a newborn sleep?

A lot : It is the job of a newborn to sleep, eat poop and pee. If baby is growing and doing well their sleep is probably fine, most newborns usually sleep about 16 hours a day. ...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