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I was curious how much a 1-month-early baby should be sleeping? My little one sleeps pretty much at all times unless she's nursing. She nurses about every 2-3 hours and then sleeps in between. I would guess if she was still inside, she'd be sleeping a ton so I'm guessing this is normal but just wanted to ask others how much their baby slept? Thanks!
 

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How old is she? That sounds like fairly normal newborn behaviour to me. They mostly just eat, sleep, pee and poop for the first few days/weeks. Alert, awake periods didn't last long for my babies early on.
 

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that sounds very typical of a full-term newborn, and absolutely normal for a (slightly) pretermer. All of mine (36 weeks, 34 weeks, 32 weeks, and 34 weeks) slept pretty much constantly except for feeding (and even then, sometimes through feedings, LOL!) for te first 6 weeks or so.
 

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yeah, that's pretty normal. my dd (35 weeker) slept in 3-4 hour increments her first few weeks. when she was about 5 weeks old she got her days and nights mixed up and then started to stay up all night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: i wouldn't worry.
 

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Mine came home around that gestational age, and that's pretty much what they did. Enjoy the peace and quiet and snuggling while you can!
 

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Yes, mine also slept a lot during that period. I was told to wake them to nurse after 3 hours, and I could let them sleep one 5 hour stretch at night. (HA, mine didn't sleep 5 hours at night until they were about 3 but whatever)
 

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I agree that it's normal. DD was 35 weeks 2 days and initially she was a great sleeper. She's been a not so great sleeper from 4 months on, so enjoy it while it lasts!<br><br>
Do wake to feed, though. The near-termers can have a hard time remembering to eat enough and often have a weak suck. We did that until she was 50% over her birth weight, by which time she was starting to wake on her own!!! We did every 2 hours during the day and every 3 at night, with one 4 hour stretch thrown in when I needed it! We were also triple feeding.
 

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DS was 36 weeks, and he was like that during the day. At night, he slept for shorter periods, but wasn't really awake much either (he did a lot of snack nursing while not quite awake/not quite asleep).<br><br>
DD, who was almost exactly 40 weeks, slept even more than DS did.
 
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