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Newborn Only Sleeps When Being Held
Help! my newborn will only sleep if being held! the second I lay him down he crys and wants to nurse. Then falls back asleep n same thing all over!?
Nurse when waking up: Babies are new to the world & need guidance.They are not aware of sleep until well into the 2nd yr, so we need to mold their patterns around feeding & sleeping. Bf to wake baby after 2hr naps during the day, change, play until tired, rest 2hr & start over.Never allow 4-5hr day naps, but ok at night. Put baby down & get ear plugs if you need, baby will adapt easier than you will. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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.
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