…Friedlich says it is not concerning if a baby eats different amounts at different feedings, but that their sleep cycles should be regular and they should not be crying constantly.
“If a baby is crying all the time or sleeping all the time, those are not normal situations, and those parents should seek some counseling or help immediately,” he says.
Jody Segrave-Daly, a NICU nurse and co-founder of Fed Is Best (which featured Johnson’s blog post about her son’s accidental starvation death), agrees that these are the two major signs new mothers should watch for to make sure their baby is getting proper nutrition.
“The most important signs of a starving newborn are constant crying (even after nursing) and near-constant feeding,” she tells PEOPLE. “Some babies never cry and are very sleepy, listless or lethargic from the start because they are already depleted of calories at birth. Eventually, starved babies enter a deep sleep to conserve energy…”
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