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My newborn sleeps for 5 hour incraments consistantly if we don't wake her to feed her... is that normal? Should II be worried?

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
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In brief: Newborns

Sleep 18 hours in the beginning & are awake only 6 hours.
Most will wake up like clockwork every three hours for a feeding, others every 4-5 hours & a very small percentage 6-8 hours! As long as your baby is taking adequate amount for growth, you should not worry. U can wake ur baby up every three hours during the day to feed & let her sleep thru the night for 8 hours-uninterrupted so can you!

In brief: Newborns

Sleep 18 hours in the beginning & are awake only 6 hours.
Most will wake up like clockwork every three hours for a feeding, others every 4-5 hours & a very small percentage 6-8 hours! As long as your baby is taking adequate amount for growth, you should not worry. U can wake ur baby up every three hours during the day to feed & let her sleep thru the night for 8 hours-uninterrupted so can you!
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