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I am an 87 year old great-grandmother. I gave birth to 5 children from November 1951 to September 1960. (One weighed 6 lbs. 12 ounces.) None of my doctors ever gave me such ridiculous advice about waking a sleeping baby every 3 hours at night to be fed. Neither my daughter, mother of 4, nor my daughter-in-law, also mother or four, were given this advice ...


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Failure to sleep at night in newborns is usually caused by a lack of (or failure to establish) a circadian rhythm; in other words, it's as normal as can be, and a source of great consternation in new parents (I mean, who explains this to new parents? Hardly anyone.) I have cared for hundreds of newborns, and I can honestly say I do not believe in nipple ...



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