Newborn - Sleeping
Newborns typically do not sleep for more than 2-3 hours at a time because of their frequent feeding schedule. Many babies also have some element of night-day confusion in terms of their sleep patterns, so they tend to sleep more during the day and be more awake at night. Although this will reverse itself as the baby gets older, it may be necessary to wake your baby up for feedings during the day if they are sleeping for more than three hours.
Many newborns may naturally fall asleep at the end of a feeding. It is not too early to put your baby down to sleep in its own crib or bassinet while still semi-awake to help foster good sleep habits. Newborn babies can frequently squirm, grunt, cry out, or make other strange noises during sleep -- this is also normal. Your baby will usually sleep for longer periods at night by the age of 6-8 weeks.