How much will my baby sleep, and how can I tell if he is sleeping too much?

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Newborns tend to sleep a lot. Their sleep is still immature and driven by the basic needs. It is coming for newborns to sleep from 14 to 18 hours a day. During this stage, as long as the baby is still waking up for feedings, a mother shouldn’t be too concerned. Past the newborn stage, it will be like what Idza mentioned, a baby will likely be sleeping for 13-15 hours a day. As a general guide, if your baby is not waking for feedings or is having a fever, it is best to see a doctor as he/she may be having an infection. Follow your gut. It is always safer to consult with your doctor if you suspect something is out of the ordinary.

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