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my baby is 2 days old. 6lb 15 oz. all he wants to do is sleep for 4 hours, eat and then go back to sleep. is that normal?

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Asked by mrs_skittles at 3:44 AM on Jan. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It isn't usual but it isn't terrible aslong as he is eating every 4 hours it is fine babies that young sleep bewtween 19-21 hours a day maybe more just make sure he has enough wet and poopy diapers.

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 3:46 AM on Jan. 24, 2010

  • you mean wake up to eat every 4 hours? that sounds right, it's hard to remember back when my kids were that little, but it sounds right. gl

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:55 AM on Jan. 24, 2010

  • lol..yes its fine..i breast fed and man..i remember hardly ever getting any sleep!! she woke up every 2 hrs to feed until she got to about 14lbs..then she slept for at least 5hrs.

    Answer by MoMMy2aDiVA08 at 3:59 AM on Jan. 24, 2010

  • Usually babies will wake up around every 2 hours. But I remember while we were in the hospital she slept for almost 5 hours and the nurses weren't worried about it. Consider yourself lucky!

    Answer by dbodani at 4:24 AM on Jan. 24, 2010

  • baby will let you know when he/she is hungry. It's good that your baby is not having any other problem. As long as your baby get's enough food. there's nothing to worry.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:53 AM on Jan. 24, 2010

  • This is normal for a newborn. The first week or two, they are often in the "loaf of bread"stage. Very soon, your baby will have several alert hours a day, and will become much more interactive.

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:35 AM on Jan. 24, 2010

  • That is normal. Newborns sleep a lot.

    Answer by louise2 at 7:16 AM on Jan. 24, 2010

  • normal but if your still worried call the Dr and ask ! may put your mind to rest !

    Answer by ryansmommy07 at 7:42 AM on Jan. 24, 2010

  • Completely normal. Many babies do nothing but eat and sleep for the first few weeks. They *do* grow out of it! Then you'll find yourself wishing for those 'easy' days again.

    Answer by Manth at 7:52 AM on Jan. 24, 2010

  • Normal 100 % baby is doing what he did on the womb still.

    Answer by Momdenoe at 8:10 AM on Jan. 24, 2010

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