Health Minute, Dr. Sonja Van-Hala talks about what you can do if your baby is having trouble sleeping through the night.

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Jun 23, 2017 — Your newborn should be sleeping through the night by the fourth month—keyword emphasis on "should." On today's Health Minute, Dr. Sonja Van-Hala talks about what you can do if your baby is having trouble sleeping through the night.

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Interview

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Interviewer: It's likely your new baby's going to be waking up multiple times throughout the night when she first comes home. But when should a newborn be able to sleep through the night? Dr. Sonja Van Hala, what do you tell new parents?

Dr. Van Hala: You can start to expect around two months of age or so some longer stretches of sleeping, five to six hours perhaps at night. But really we don't start fussing with trying to train them to sleep until closer to four months of age. I would say if you get some good night's sleep in the first few months of life, that is wonderful and enjoy it. Usually, you're not going to have a full night's sleep, meaning five or six hours, until probably around three to four months of life.

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