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Is it normal for my newborn to sleep more then 6 hours without eating?
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on age
We have glucose stores in our body that give out sugar during the night that keep our blood sugar levels in the correct range.
Babies are born without those stores and take a few weeks to get them. So initially, 4-5 hours is really a maximum time to let them sleep so blood sugars don't dip too much. After a couple weeks, if weigh gain is good, you can relax that time to over 6 hours.

In brief: Depends on age
We have glucose stores in our body that give out sugar during the night that keep our blood sugar levels in the correct range.
Babies are born without those stores and take a few weeks to get them. So initially, 4-5 hours is really a maximum time to let them sleep so blood sugars don't dip too much. After a couple weeks, if weigh gain is good, you can relax that time to over 6 hours.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Some do
If baby is vigorous and a good feeder most of the time it is fine to enjoy the extended break.
If baby is a poor feeder, slow feeder an seldom playful, you need to call the doc.

In brief: Some do
If baby is vigorous and a good feeder most of the time it is fine to enjoy the extended break.
If baby is a poor feeder, slow feeder an seldom playful, you need to call the doc.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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