Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
173 Doctors are Online

Is continuous sleep overnight normal in a child?

Nov 2015
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2000
Answered : 1304 Questions
Hi doctor my baby 52 days old she is sleeping continuously for 5 hours during night and not accepting feed is it anything to worry? She is hardly feeding during night only for 5min but during day she is feeding normally. Please suggest
Fri, 27 Apr 2018 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:
This is a normal thing

Detailed Answer:
Welcome to HCM. Can understand your concerns.

This is a normal thing. Child can sleep for 4 to 5 hours during night without milk.

If child is passing urine more than 6 times in 24 hours then it suggests that child is getting enough milk.

I hope this will help you.
Wishing your child good health.
Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Follow-up: Is continuous sleep overnight normal in a child? 43 minutes later
But even after she gets up she feeds only for 5 to 8 min is it ok? and yes she is passing urine nearly 8 to 9 times in a day
Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Child should feed around 15 minutes

Detailed Answer:
Welcome once again.

Child should feed around 15 minutes every time. Sometimes, the child sleeps during feeding. For this you need to gently tap on foot of child or touch the ear lobe. This wakes child and child resumes feeding.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Pediatrician

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor