Module 2: How Babies Sleep & Eat
Conversations Approach

2.4 Going Deeper

Learn More About How Babies Sleep and Eat

Going DeeperView Should babies sleep through the night? (2016), a video clip about normal infant sleep and night waking by Dr. Amy Brown, College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea University.

Information about how babies feed and what to expect can be found in, Your guide to breastfeeding (2017), by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women’s Health.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has a parenting website with information on many topics, including how babies eat. See the pages:


American Academy of Pediatrics. (2015, November 21). Amount and schedule of formula feedings.

American Academy of Pediatrics. (2015, November 21). How often and how much should your baby eat?

Batra, EK., Teti, DM., Schaefer, EW., Neumann, BA., Meek, EA., & Paul, IM. (2016). Nocturnal video assessment of infant sleep environments. Pediatrics, e20161533.

Bonnet, M. H., & Arand, D. L. (2003). Clinical effects of sleep fragmentation versus sleep deprivation. Sleep medicine reviews7(4), 297-310.

Davis, K. F., Parker, K. P., & Montgomery, G. L. (2004). Sleep in infants and young children: Part two: Common sleep problems. Journal of Pediatric Health Care18(2), 65-71.

Field, T. (2017). Infant sleep problems and interventions: A review. Infant Behavior and Development, 47:40-53. doi: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2017.02.002

Galland, B. C., Taylor, B. J., Elder, D. E., & Herbison, P. (2012). Normal sleep patterns in infants and children: A systematic review of observational studies. Sleep medicine reviews16(3), 213-222.

Hall, W.A., Moynihan, M., Bhagat, R., & Wooldridge, J. (2017). Relationships between parental sleep quality, fatigue, cognitions about infant sleep, and parental depression pre and post-intervention for infant behavioral sleep problems. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, 17(1), 104. doi: 10.1186/s12884-017-1284-x.

Hiscock, H., & Fisher, J. (2015). Sleeping like a baby? Infant sleep: impact on caregivers and current controversies. Journal of paediatrics and child health51(4), 361-364.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women's Health. 2017. Your guide to breastfeeding. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.