How much should my baby sleep?

Sleep requirements vary greatly, but most newborns will sleep an average of 17-18 hours per day in the first week. As the baby becomes more alert, the amount of sleep will decrease to around 15-16 hours/day in the first month. Don’t expect this sleep to be continuous, as most newborns will only sleep for short intervals at a time, in between feedings.


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