Sleep Patterns Of Babies Aged 0-1 Months

Illustration of Sleep Patterns Of Babies Aged 0-1 Months
Illustration: Sleep Patterns Of Babies Aged 0-1 Months

Hello doc, my child is 1 week old and has just finished from NICU at 17.00 WIB when he is sleeping, lastly drinking ASI at 15.00 WIB, but until 22.00 WIB not yet awakened, while it is recommended to drink ASI 2-3 hours, is it normal and What should I do ?

Originally posted 2020-04-14 08:06:48.

1 Answer:

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Basically a newborn baby must be given a drink every 2-3 hours. Some babies do like to sleep and can fall asleep long enough if not awakened. This also includes normal for babies. However, if indeed your baby is a baby who likes to sleep, you still have to wake your baby every 2-3 hours to be breastfed. Some babies can still suck breast milk effectively even when they are asleep, but you still need to make sure your baby is sucking milk properly (the straws still feel strong, look swallowing movements, your breasts feel empty). You should breastfeed for about 15-20 minutes from one breast and continue for another 15-20 minutes on the other breast. If the baby falls back asleep faster, you can wake your baby by tickling the sole of the feet or rubbing your baby's stomach or back until your baby feeds again. Removing baby clothes (only diapers are left) will help make the baby more awake as well as suckling.

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