Infants Aged 6 Days Sleep Too Long?
morning, I want to ask if it is natural for a baby to sleep too long? My baby is only 6 days lately, my baby is very restful when I wake up sleeping for mimi, it is difficult, all the ways I have done are from tickling my feet until I breastfeed him or not awakening or sucking on my nipples. My baby can sleep 4-5 hours or more, is that reasonable? and how effective and correct way to wake the baby
Thank you for the question.
At the age of only 6 days, most babies do spend more time sleeping (16-17 hours a day). Given his minimal adaptation to day and night differences, he will fall asleep more during the day (7-9 hours) than at night. Provided you do not find any danger signs, such as the baby is less active, crying weak, difficult to suckle, pale, bluish, yellow, fever, and so on, chances are your baby's condition is still reasonable and need not worry too much.
However, there are times when too much sleep in a baby can be associated with serious illnesses, for example anemia, hypoglycemia, infections, dehydration, metabolic disorders, and so on. Babies born prematurely or with LBW (low birth weight babies) are also more vulnerable to sleep continuously if not awakened.
It is best to try to overcome the condition of your baby by:
In the morning until late afternoon, regularly wake him to suckle once every 2 hours, the way can be patted or gently stroked, called his name, offered nipples, tickled or pressed his legs At night, let him sleep longer, just breastfeed when he ask Teach your baby the difference day and night, for example by conditioning the home environment so that it is noisy and bright during the day, and quiet and dim at night As much as possible, ONLY give your baby exclusion breast milk, without the addition of any food and drinks, unless the doctor recommends Other Sleep your baby in a comfortable position, do not use blankets, pillows, and also do not put other objects that are prone to choking around the baby However, if the above steps have been done and have not been able to overcome the condition of your baby, or if signs appear danger as we have mentioned before, you should check your baby directly to the doctor or pediatrician to be evaluated and given further treatment
I hope this helps.