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How long will it take for my 2 week old baby boy will start sleeping at night ? I am feeling stressed and exhausted !

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep patterns vary

Babies develop their own sleep patterns, and usually by five months most infants will sleep for most of the night.
Napping while the baby naps will perhaps with feeling less tired. Congratulations on the birth of your son.

In brief: Sleep patterns vary

Babies develop their own sleep patterns, and usually by five months most infants will sleep for most of the night.
Napping while the baby naps will perhaps with feeling less tired. Congratulations on the birth of your son.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: Newborns have more

sleep cycles/night than adults.
They may cry out in light sleep, causing you to nurse when he's not fully awake if he is in your bedroom. Sleep consolidation occurs between 1-4 mos. if you establish a regular bedtime & routine in low light.Read, rock, feed, wipe out his mouth with a soft cloth. Put him on his back in his crib in his room, drowsy but awake, to learn to self-calm to sleep. See below

In brief: Newborns have more

sleep cycles/night than adults.
They may cry out in light sleep, causing you to nurse when he's not fully awake if he is in your bedroom. Sleep consolidation occurs between 1-4 mos. if you establish a regular bedtime & routine in low light.Read, rock, feed, wipe out his mouth with a soft cloth. Put him on his back in his crib in his room, drowsy but awake, to learn to self-calm to sleep. See below
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
See helpful information on self-regulation of sleep between 1-4 mos. at healthychildren.org. You can customize the site for your baby. "Teaching" early self-calming for sleep without pacifier, bottle or lap as a sleep association prevents sleep-onset problems at 5-6 mos. & developmental night-crying at 6 mos. or >. A habit of wiping out his mouth prevents dental caries in erupting teeth ~ 5 mos.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
See healthychildren.org for info on "teaching" self-regulation of sleep from 1-4 mos. to prevent both "bad" habits of falling asleep with a bottle, pacifier or in a parent's lap at 5-6 mos. & developmental night-crying at 6 mos. or older. Likewise, by ~5 mos. when his teeth erupt, having his mouth wiped out before sleep will be a "good" habit.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dr. does 2-wk check

At the 2-week check-up, the doctor can confirm the baby is fine.
Parents patiently wait 3 months before most babies sleep better at night. Parents switch off at night for one feeding, so the husband can use a bottle for one of the feedings while the wife gets a chance to sleep a 4-hour stretch during the night. Three months goes by fast! then, a baby can sleep about a 6-7 hour stretch at night.

In brief: Dr. does 2-wk check

At the 2-week check-up, the doctor can confirm the baby is fine.
Parents patiently wait 3 months before most babies sleep better at night. Parents switch off at night for one feeding, so the husband can use a bottle for one of the feedings while the wife gets a chance to sleep a 4-hour stretch during the night. Three months goes by fast! then, a baby can sleep about a 6-7 hour stretch at night.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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