Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Thabang | 2011/09/01

Q.

1 week old sleep pattens

Hi Doc
i have a week old baby and just wanted to know how many hours a day should they be awake. My boy sleeps a lot, he is awake for like 20-40 min and then wants to feed and sleeps(and cries inbetween). Sleeps between 2 and 4 hours. Is this the normal pattern or is it too early to tell?

Also does it matter how many poo nappies he has a day? and is yellowish the right color poo?
Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby is sleeping normally. His stool colour is normal for a breast fed baby.he will pass beteween 2 and 5 stools a day in the first 6 weeks of his life.

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