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What's Ailing You: Caring for a new baby

This week, News 12 Connecticut's What's Ailing You looks at what's best for a new baby. A brand new mom, who gave birth at St. Mary's by the Sea in Bridgeport, says she wants to do everything right

News 12 Staff

Sep 12, 2014, 2:01 AM

Updated 3,568 days ago

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This week, News 12 Connecticut's What's Ailing You looks at what's best for a new baby.
A brand new mom, who gave birth at St. Mary's by the Sea in Bridgeport, says she wants to do everything right for her little bundle of joy. At just three weeks old, baby James is a champion eater and sleeper.
Dr. Robert Herzlinger, director of newborn ICU at Yale-New Haven Hospital's Bridgeport Hospital campus, says babies should probably be fed every three to four hours during the day. If everything is all right and the baby is well otherwise, there is no need to wake him or her up during the night to eat.
Dr. Herzlinger says premature babies may need to be woken up, however, because they tend to be less active. He says they are monitored closely until they are at a healthy weight and are ready to go home.
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