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What sleep milestones should you expect in your 3-month-old?

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Your 3-month-old’s nervous system is maturing, and his or her stomach can accommodate more milk or formula. Those changes should allow your baby to sleep for a stretch of six or seven hours at a time, which translates into a good night's sleep for you. If your baby does wake up in the middle of the night, wait about 30 seconds before heading into the nursery. Sometimes, babies will cry for a few seconds and then go back to sleep. When you rush in at the first sound of fussing, your baby won’t learn how to fall back asleep on his or her own.

From: Baby Development: Your 3-month-old WebMD Medical Reference

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University of Maryland Medical Center: ''Moro reflex - Overview.''

Bond, AH. McFarland & Company, 2008. Margaret Mahler: A Biography of the Psychoanalyst,

Feigelman S. ''The first year,'' in Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. , 18 ed, Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Nelson Textbook of Pediatricsth

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: ''Important Milestones: By the End of Three Months.''

Curtis, GB, MD, MPH, and Schuler, J, , Da Capo Press, 2005. Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2019

SOURCES:

University of Maryland Medical Center: ''Moro reflex - Overview.''

Bond, AH. McFarland & Company, 2008. Margaret Mahler: A Biography of the Psychoanalyst,

Feigelman S. ''The first year,'' in Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. , 18 ed, Saunders Elsevier, 2007. Nelson Textbook of Pediatricsth

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: ''Important Milestones: By the End of Three Months.''

Curtis, GB, MD, MPH, and Schuler, J, , Da Capo Press, 2005. Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2019

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