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First 12 Weeks: Week 4–The One Month Wellness Check and Soothing Techniques

  Hello and welcome. I am Laura Ellis and this is Week 4 in my first 12 weeks series. In this episode in addition to briefly going over fact based information about infant feeding, sleep, growth, and development, I will talk about what to expect at the four week wellness check up and share some soothing techniques. This week baby will likely still be stretching their feedings to every 2 to 4 hours around the clock or about 7 to 12 times a day. You may notice that they eat more per setting this week—perhaps up to 4 or 5 ounces each feeding, and you will likely see an increase in cluster feeding especially in the evenings around bedtime. This leads us to some good news, with baby eating more during the day and cluster feeding before bedtime, they will be more likely to start sleeping longer stretches overnight. But what does that mean? In week four during the day baby will still likely sleep for 45 minutes to 3 hours in a stretch, but at night they may begin sleeping closer to four hour

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