My LO has been waking up crying out loudly every 1-2 hours in the middle of the night.. Sometimes he want to be feed sometimes he just want nothing.. He's 5 days old.. May I know when will he start sleeping more through the night? My hub is returning to work soon and I'm afraid he will be greatly affected.

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Hi there, at 5 days old, baby is still readjusting to life outside the womb and that's maybe the reason for the crying. I'm afraid the intermittent crying will continue for a while more. But as baby grows older, the crying will not be as constant. Experts observe that babies will start to sleep for a longer period of time between 4-6 months. However, sleeping through the night for more than an 8-hour stretch typically occurs after 6 months. Baby's ability to sleep through the night can be achieved when night time feedings stop, which baby will be ready for, maybe after 6 months. Hang in there!

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