I told my boy's doctor that he sleeps only for short durations during the day. Anywhere between 30 minutes to 1.5 hours. He is 5+ weeks. My doc said it is normal for breast-fed babies. True? I always read 3 to 4 hours.
Every baby is different and it's not just to do with how they are fed.
Sounds like perfectly normal sleep times for the day. I don't think I know any babies who sleep that long in the day and aren't up most of the night. I never let ds and now dd sleep more than 2.5 - 3 hours in the day.
Every baby is different hun, what does he sleep at night?
P e of my friends has a 2 year old that's FF who won't sleep any longer than 2 hours day or night!!! So it's not just breastfeeding thing!
Your LO is only tiny yet, give him a chance to get used to the world! My wee boy soon Settled into a wee routine of a big 6 hour sleep, a feed then back down for another 3/4 hour sleep at night by the time he was a couple of months old.
Keep up the good work though, it's soo worth sticking with it through the tough early days xx
I can't compare since LO is my first but he is not a napper.. He'll have a couple of snoozes on the boob for 30 minutes or so and in the car for short periods but doesn't sleep for hours during the day like he did when he was newborn.. But he's a good sleeper at night (which I much prefer!)
Every baby sleeps differently -- doesn't matter if they are FF or BF. Some FF babies sleep well, some don't. Some BF babies sleep well, some don't.
My DS fed every 1-2 hours, around the clock until 14 weeks old. Then every 2-3 hours, around the clock, until 8 month. At that point he started dropping feeds. He was STTN by 10 months old and has been a great sleeper and napper since then.
My DD fed every 2-3 hours around the clock from birth until about 8 months old. Then she started dropping day feeds and reverse cycling. She fed frequently through the night--- very frequently. She's 20 months old now and has STTN only a handful of times in her entire life. She's just not a good sleeper.
One of the worst things you can do it clock watch. It will make you batty. Ignore the clock. Don't fret over how much a baby should be sleeping or not. There is no should. Your baby is unique and will do things his own way. That's okay.
All of mine have only slept for brief periods during the day, my second youngest would not sleep at all during the day but slept well at night, he was fully FF from 5.5 months and still wouldn't nap at all during the day xx
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