As a new parent, you might be surprised at how little sleep you’re actually getting. And while it’s true that newborns don’t sleep through the night, there are things you can do to help encourage more and better sleep.
How Much Sleep Does a Newborn Need?
On average, newborns sleep 16-17 hours per day. But that doesn’t mean they’ll be sleeping through the night—in fact, it’s normal for newborns to wake up every few hours to eat. over the first few weeks, your baby will start to sleep for longer stretches at a time, but it will be awhile before they’re sleeping through the night.