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Infant having lack of sleep. Active during the day. Should I be worried?

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Hi, a 3 month old baby sleeps for 9 hours the whole day about 5 to 6 hours at night and the rest is slept as short naps during the day,
the baby used to sleep well since born but this lack of sleep started one month ago.
she is normally active during the day and not colic.
do you think that sleeping this much is ok ?
Posted Fri, 27 Sep 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Synthyia Bhagat 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Relax,there is nothing to worry.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for writing to us.

I understand your concern.There is nothing to worry.

In babies sleep cycle changes with age.and every baby has a different sleep


Initially they tend to sleep up to 20 hours a day and by 6 to 8 weeks babies

sleep for shorter duration during day and longer duration 6 to 8 hours during


Most important is to monitor her activity/feeding pattern.

As you mentioned your baby is active so there is no need to worry.

Hope I have answered your query,if you have any further question I would be glad to help.

Wishing your baby good health.

God bless...
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