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Dr. Y. Vasavada, Pediatrician
Category: Paediatrics
Satisfied Customers: 4621
Experience:  M.D.(ped) passed at first attempt, in practice continuously for last 37 years. Certi. in Comp
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My 6 week old baby girl slept 8 hours straight last night.

Customer Question

My 6 week old baby girl slept 8 hours straight last night. She generally sleeps well at night but hardly naps during the day. Is that ok?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: no none
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Customer: She’s healthy otherwise and has a good amount of wet and brown nappies
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 14 days ago.

If the growth chart is normal, it is OK.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
She’s only getting around 11 hours of total sleep a day. Isn’t that low?
Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 13 days ago.

Some babies are like that, need less sleep.

Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 13 days ago.

You  yourself may stop any caffeine drink.