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Many babies get their days and nights confused, that is, they may eat every 4 hours during the day and every 2 hours at night. If a baby falls into this pattern, there are a couple measures that may help. First, if a baby sleeps longer than 4 hours at a stretch during the day, wake him so he will have his long stretch at night. Secondly, a bath in the latter part of the day may help him sleep longer at night. The addition of cereal at night has been proven not to be effective. Burping is necessary for all babies because they all swallow air, whether they are breast or bottle fed. Usually, burping midway through and at the end of the feeding is adequate; five minutes of burping is usually enough time.
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