Human Devel Class Notes

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University of Guelph
Family Relations and Human Development
FRHD 1010
Susan Chuang

Neonatal Sleeping PatternsAverage 1617 hrs of sleep Parents get no sleep Sleepwake patterns linked to hunger 4 months old 14 hours High portion of Sleep in REM rapid eye movement sleep adults only get 20 REM neonates get 50Crying y Vergecrying 23 hours a day y Cry X culture huntergatherers sling y Colic 3 hours a day3 days3 weeks o Otherwise normal baby unable to sooth Kipsigis of Kenya y Infants are in slingback with mothers so swaddled o Sleep more more comfortable o At night sleep with mother so able to feed during night o First year about 3 hr periods Americans y8 months American babies sleep for about 8 hours y sleep in separate roomBreastfeeding Benefits Disease protection Antibodies et al that builds infants immune system Less illness
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