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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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mrs_skittles

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.
    truealaskanmom

    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
    Anonymous

    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.
    MoMMy2aDiVA08

    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!
    dbodani

    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.
    Anonymous

    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.
    rkoloms

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

  • That is normal. Newborns sleep a lot.
    louise2

    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 !
    ryansmommy07

    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.
    Manth

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

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

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

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