According to Cry-Sis, a British site for parents of newborns there are no hard and fast rules for how much a baby should sleep (www.cry-sis.org.uk). But it is really rare for a baby to come home from the hospital and begin sleeping through the night right away.
Newborns are used to getting an immediate response to basic needs like nourishment from things like a healthy diet and prenatal vitamins in the womb. So it is only natural that upon birth, they need food and attention more often than an older child. [Read more…]