Infants Aged 3 Weeks Lack Of Quality Sleep?
assalamualaikumYou want to ask .. my baby is unurred for 3 weeks and two days, his sleep is really disturbed. Only the duration – + 45 minutes wake up continuously. Feeling his stomach is a bit tight. And starting to fuss. As well as drinking less milk, does formula affect the quality of sleep?
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In general, babies aged 3 weeks will sleep for 14 to 16 hours a day, divided into 8 to 9 hours during the day and 6 to 7 hours at night. As for how long normally a baby sleeps at each sleep session, there is no specific standard on this. Therefore, the actual condition of your baby is not necessarily a disorder.
Try to calculate how many total hours your baby sleeps in a day? Is it still included in a reasonable range as mentioned above, or not. If it's still reasonable, then you shouldn't worry too much.
Babies who are often fussy, easily wake up during sleep, are lazy to suckle, and their stomachs feel tight can also indicate a disruption in the digestive tract, for example due to digestive infections, milk allergies, malabsorption or food intolerance, intestinal inflammation, poisoning, and so on. Providing formula milk that is too early can also trigger this complaint.
In addition to digestive disorders, the baby may also become sleep deprived due to other discomfort in the body (for example when coughing, runny nose, tightness, experiencing certain pains, wet diapers, clothes are too narrow) or the surrounding environment (for example when sleeping in noisy, stuffy rooms, too cold, too hot, or glare).
You can first do the following suggestions so that your baby's complaints are reduced:
Give your baby ONLY breast milk, unless the doctor recommends another After breastfeeding, burp the baby for about 5 to 15 minutes Do a massage to rotate the baby's stomach in a clockwise direction, while moving his feet like pedaling a bicycle, to help launch digestion Give baby comfortable clothes, not too tight, also not made from heat Condition the environment around the baby to be comfortable, not noisy, stuffy, too cold, too hot, or also glare Create a regular sleep schedule and wake up the baby every day When the baby is fussy and crying, soothe him, namely by hugging him, stroking his shoulders, patting his buttocks, or also singing a hum that makes him comfortable Don't panic, try to stay calm, so that your baby will be calm If you are still overwhelmed by your baby's condition, don't hesitate to consult with your doctor or nearest pediatrician so that treatment is given. the best huh ..
I hope this helps.