QuestionsMy baby sleeps 9 hours out of 24 hrs. Any suggestion
Anonymous asked 4 years ago
1 Answers
Dr. M. M. Haque Staff answered 4 years ago

It is important to know how old your baby is. A healthy newborn usually sleeps around 18-20 hours a day. Some healthy newborns sleep the whole day and remain awake the whole night. As he/she grows up there is changes in sleep pattern i.e sleep time is gradually decreased with the advancement of age.. When becomes an older child, sleep will be confined to a particular time of a day like at noon, at night or after heavy physical activity. Sleep pattern of every child is individualized. If your child has normal growth, weight gain, activity and play, no matters how many hours he/she sleeps.

** Exclusively breastfeed your baby up to six months. **Continue breast feeding up to two years. ** Nothing is substitute for or equivalent or superior to breast milk. ** Feeding bottle is the source of infection, use cup and spoon. **Start weaning food at six months of age. ** Home made food is the best food for weaning. ** Vaccinate your child. ** During diarrhoea treat your baby with saline (ORS) and zinc in addition to breast milk. ** Do not restrict usual food during diarrhoea. ** Random use of antibiotics in diarrhoea is harmful. ** Do not receive treatment for your baby through telephone. ** Donate blood and save life of a child. ** Do not give your child junk food. ** Chocolate, icecream reduce your child's appetite. ** Give your child adequate protein diet during chicken pox. ** Do not restrict food during illness. ** Wash hands with soap before you touch your newborn. ** Do not kiss your newborn's face. ** Do not hug your baby immediately after coming from outside. ** Do not give your kids sharp and small toys.