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Newborn Sleep

 

newborn sleep

While it is your responsibility to wake up and feed your newborn, it is likewise your responsibility to teach them to sleep. Begin by creating a loud, bright stimulating daytime where people talk at full voice, listen to music and watch T.V. In contrast nighttime should be dark and boring, where one parent wakes and calmly feeds the newborn in dim lighting. In the first two weeks of life, parents should feed their newborn every 2 to 3 hours (even at night). After a child has gained back their birthweight let your child wake you at night. See all sleep for children.

 

When can we let our baby sleep all night?

Our son is 2 weeks old and seems to be doing well. He was back to his birthweight at his 2 week check up. We are waking him at night to nurse, but he seems tired and wants to sleep. Does he need (... more on When can we let our baby sleep all night?)

Baby Waking Every 2 Hours

We've added a 6 week old to our family who has been sleeping in a bassinet in our room, and he's waking every 2 hours to feed - we're wondering if he's just pacifying himself and does this mean (... more on Baby Waking Every 2 Hours)

 

Written April 2010 by
Dr. Gordon, Windermere Pediatrician

 

 

 

 

 

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