Is your baby sick and has sleeping a lot of late?
Are you worried that this is not normal and could mean that your baby is not well?
Do you often feel like waking up your baby from sleep to take a feed, when they are sick?
If you are going through any of this, it is natural to feel stressed and worry about your little one’s health. But we have got you covered with all the information you need and are looking around for. Here, you can find out why some babies sleep more than others when they are sick and what this sleep does to your little one’s body and overall health. We also talk about that crucial point – whether you should wake up your little one to take a feed, or let them sleep peacefully. So, if this is what you’re searching for, do read on.
You may have already heard this one before, and may have also experienced this before, that when your baby falls sick, he or she will sleep longer than they generally do.
Instead of worrying and waiting for more signs to appear, take a look at the following signs and symptoms that could give a hint that your little one is not feeling well, and needs some extra pampering and care:
The first thing when you see your baby falling sick could be a sense of sadness and worry. But there is more that you can actually do. Being there for your baby and tending to your baby in the right way can make a host of difference. Here are a few things you can do when your baby is sick, that will make him or her feel better:
As a parent, seeing your newborn sleep for hours and hours on end without waking up for a feed or otherwise can seem quite strange, and honestly, scary. You may want to wake up baby to give them a feed, or just to see if they are actually doing alright.
The golden rule here is that if your baby is not well and is taking a good long nap, let them rest. On a regular basis, a newborn will need up to 8 to 12 feeds in a 24 hour cycle, which means that they should ideally be taking a feed at least once in every two or three hours. If you notice that your newborn is sleeping more than usual, it is alright to wait and let them sleep for four to five hours at a stretch. If your little one still does not wake up, you can gently try and wake them up and encourage feeding. This will avoid your baby becoming dehydrated, and also, breastfeeding, along with sleep, is one of the most natural ways to help baby get better soon.