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What should you expect in your 1-month-old's sleeping habits?

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Newborns sleep 15-16 hours a day. Your baby hasn’t yet adjusted to the normal day and night cycle, so they'll sleep at all hours. Help your baby adjust by limiting activities to daytime. Keep nights quiet and dark. Unlike adults, newborns spend more time in REM sleep than in deeper non-REM sleep. That means they may wake up easily during those first few weeks.

From: Baby Development: Your 1-month-old WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Curtis, Glade B, MD, MPH, and Judith Schuler, MS. . Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2005. Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week

KidsHealth: ''Growth and Your 1- to 3-Month-Old.'' 

Nishitani S, Miyamura T, Tagawa M, Sumi M, Takase R, Doi H, et al. The calming effect of a maternal breast milk odor on the human newborn infant. . 2009;63:66-71. Neuroscience Research

Interview with Jennifer Shu, MD, Pediatrician with Children’s Medical Group in Atlanta, and co-author of . Heading Home with Your Newborn

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Curtis, Glade B, MD, MPH, and Judith Schuler, MS. . Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2005. Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week

KidsHealth: ''Growth and Your 1- to 3-Month-Old.'' 

Nishitani S, Miyamura T, Tagawa M, Sumi M, Takase R, Doi H, et al. The calming effect of a maternal breast milk odor on the human newborn infant. . 2009;63:66-71. Neuroscience Research

Interview with Jennifer Shu, MD, Pediatrician with Children’s Medical Group in Atlanta, and co-author of . Heading Home with Your Newborn

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

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